It turns out the experts are not bursting with self-confidence. They are self-doubters who hone their skills by countering their own hypotheses.
There are two kinds of success – personal dominance and actual accomplishment. It’s great to be top dog, I guess, but what’s the point if you don’t do anything with your position?
Society has to start internalizing this question; what do we really want to support, confidence or competence? The two don’t always come in tandem. If you want to support achievement, you have to re-evaluate motivation.