Olympic Lessons for the Workplace
Each day during the Olympics, I’ll post a nugget relating a value of sportsmanship and the Olympics to your professional life. You can sign up here to get my Daily Olympic Nugget delivered straight to your inbox one day before I publish it on my blog with BONUS content you won't find anywhere else!
Today’s Olympic Nugget: A great champion is confident in his abilities and humble about his achievements. Whether in an athletic competition or at work, it's important to know your capabilities and be unafraid to let others know how skilled you are through great performances. Confidence is critical to maximizing your potential. If you don't believe in yourself and can't convince others to believe in you, you limit yourself.
However, we all know someone who has the confidence, but not the humility to go with it. To forget this part of the champion recipe is to forget to put clothes on before you go out in public: people won't want to be around you and will think you really don't have it all together after all. To know you are capable of great things and present as grounded and humble is to be the type of person people can identify with and want to be around. It makes you an asset, a team player, and someone most people would like to catch a drink with after work.
Which part do you need to work on more: confidence or humility?
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