If you aren’t excellent at your job, you will not be very confident in most areas of life.
This is easily explained by the psychological concept of a dominance hierarchy.
Being at the top of a dominance hierarchy is a fancy way of saying “having a respected status or ranking” in a competitive social & work environment.
If you are low in a dominance hierarchy, your serotonin and dopamine levels will be low. You will almost always not be sufficiently happy.
Why? Because you and everybody your work with knows you aren’t that valuable. Your services and skills simply don’t hold their weight to harder working, more intelligent workers. It’s not easy to say that, but it’s usually true.
If this happens, you will be neurotic. You will have that nasty voice in the back of your head that feels out of place and undervalued. This can plague you for years. Especially if you’re in sales or highly competitive environments and you’re not cut for that cloth…
The truth is…
People who contribute value to an organization receive value in return.
The solution is to pick a job, career, or vocation where you’d be a big fish in a small pond. Even if that means downsizing, or working in a less competitive environment if you’d be better at your job.
What skills and natural aptitudes do you have that would put you at a competitive advantage?
Note: I’m suggesting to be self-aware before making any kind of career decision. If you aren’t smart enough for a job, you will have a miserable time pursing it as a career. This means social intelligence, too. Also, I’m not arguing “status = confidence” in a superficial manner. Rather, the purpose of this article is to show how confidence is related to being good at what you do…and “status” or “respect” results as a byproduct.
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