Most of us experience confidence in relation to circumstances. Tied to past experiences, success, and whatever garden-variety of good luck you can muster together, this is what I call symptomatic confidence. It goes without saying, that whenever you are at the top of your game, confidence spikes up. And we usually let it slide, accepting it as it is.
The social media generation is setting new models for behavior. In affluence of opportunities, almost everybody is ready to speak up. The average teenager even, at least in some respects, forms this membrane, immunity of sort, whereas he routinely underestimates the weight of sharing his line of thinking in public.
In a society of narrowed attention span, multitasking is the name of the game. Burdened by existing clichés in the form of a work-life balance, or lack of it thereof, we routinely underestimate how the constant change is affecting us. And albeit this grows habitually on society, it affects sanity and messes up with the individual.
Unlike the majority of my e-business peers, I haven’t been that often in the project creation stage. I shifted between enough projects though, to know for a fact that it is mythologized enough in order to scare away enthusiasts lacking the practice.
When we say ‘the 1%’ and don’t add more words to provide context, a cluster of images rushes through at a rapid clip. What our mind’s eye sees is a subjective definition of success. Usually, that’s what we associate the 1% with, success.