• Genuine confidence is a way of thinking about yourself and your abilities. Confidence is your perception of your own potential; it's a kind of long-term thinking that powers you through the obstacles and tough times, helping you solve problems and putting you in the way of success. Your confidence is quite a separate matter from your social skills.

    John Eliot, PhD (2015). “Overachievement: The Science of Working Less to Accomplish More”, p.139, Diversion Books