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Trusting Yourself

No one wants you to trust yourself more than I do.

But there’s a difference in trusting in your inherent capabilities, and trusting that you’re right.

Trusting in your inherent capabilities means that you can trust yourself to figure things out. To navigate uncertainty and act despite fear. It means trusting that you are making the best decisions right now, but that the outcome is uncertain, or new information could come up that makes your decision moot.

Trusting you’re right is narcissism, stubbornness, and plays into all sorts of cognitive biases that can prevent you from learning, growing, and leading. 

What does the difference between the two look like for you?

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