Self Confidence and Determining One's Achievement

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“Nature verses Nurture,” it is one of the most important topics in many areas of studies such as psychology, medicine, developmental science, and so on. This concept leads to the well-known topic: Individual’s innate talent or self-confidence, which one functions as the crucial key to the road of success? In reality, when people see a professional in a certain area—instruments, compositions, mathematics, etc., they say “that person is so talented!” Although those people would not deny the effort factor, they still think that the innate talent is the essential element to succeed. However, scholars already published gargantuan amount of research papers to inform that the self-confidence functions as the main factor in order to success (Bénabou). To verify the exact term ‘self-confidence’ from the dictionary, it is the self-assurance in one's personal judgment, ability, power, etc. (The Oxford Dictionary, Chandra). But, research papers and dictionaries only illustrate the self-confidence lead people to achieve their goals, but not the intensity of the self-confidence that is needed. My definition of self-confidence that leads to achievement is having ‘less’ self-assurance, and it can adjust one’s goal more feasible and pragmatic; therefore, it is the critical factor in determining one’s achievement. It is a cliché in common senses that people with high confidence tends to succeed in their career and life; people often think that the high confidence is a blessing whereas the

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