Every person have had a moment when he felt incredibly confident. Think about such moment in your life. You knew you could handle anything. You felt like you're on top of the world and could make anything happen. Isn't this feeling amazing? Besides of feeling yourself great when confident, this quality is also crucial in our lives. Scientist seem to agree that confidence is an essential element of internal wellbeing and happiness, a necessity for a fulfilled life.
We are attracted to confident people, they inspire us on great things and we admire them. But how do great leaders stay confident without being arrogant? Is there a line between these two? Yes, there is. It's called humility.
One of the rarest combinations in the human personality is the co-existence of confidence and humility. Often people who are confident are not humble and people with humility are not confident. But if you want to become a great leader you need to find a perfect balance between those qualities.
Humble Confidence - Is It Possible?
Such qualities as confidence and humility have a big impact on whether you are effective leader or not. Finding the balance between them is crucial but not easy. Look at this picture that perfectly illustrates the relationship between them:
"Confidence without humility is Arrogance. Humility without confidence is self-deprecation."
How can we get this balance in our lives? Having a healthy balance of confidence and humility can help an average worker become a superb professional and can help a good leader become an even better one. Creating this balance requires effort and patience. But first, you need to find out what is your issue: lack of confidence or lack of humility?