Are you overconfident? Do you believe you are good at anything you do? Well this could be severely limit the amount of success you have in different areas in your life. It creates a bias that limits the ability to accept help from other, and does not allow you to accept others may have a different skill set than you.
- Most people say they are good at common skills like driving, but few people say they are good at skills like chemistry, UX/UI design, or computer programming.
- But here’s the issue: even though we do all of these things on a regular basis, we’re not getting good, critical feedback in these areas on a daily basis.
- So, we become overconfident at how skilled we are in common activities and our abilities will likely diminish over time as we aren’t getting critical feedback and pushing ourselves to our limits.
“But there is one very important thing to understand here: once you have reached this satisfactory skill level and automated your performance–your driving, your tennis playing, your baking of pies–you have stopped improving.”