The surprising power of low self-confidence

07/6/2012 | Harvard Business Review online

Having low -- but not rock-bottom -- self-confidence is likely to make you more successful, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic writes. "[J]ust-low-enough confidence can help you recalibrate your goals so they are (a) more realistic and (b) attainable," he writes. "It will motivate you to work hard, help you work on your limitations, and stop you from being a jerk, deluded, or both."

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