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Letters to a Young Artist: Anna Deavere Smith on Confidence and What Self-Esteem Really Means | Brain Pickings

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Confidence is a static state. Determination is active. Determination allows for doubt and for humility — both of which are critical in the world today. There is so much that we don’t know, and so much that we know we don’t know. To be overly confident or without doubt seems silly to me.Determination, on the other hand, is a commitment to win, a commitment to fight the good fight.

Determination is a form of confidence that allows for humility.