Why You Should be Worried About Underconfidence

Sometimes it happens that people change the world without intending to. Most of us are capable of more than we imagine. When Steve Wozniak dropped out of UC Berkeley and founded Apple Computer with Steve Jobs in 1976, he had no idea that he was creating what would become the most valuable company in the world. For that matter, when Alexander Fleming discovered Penicillium mold growing in his messy laboratory in 1928, he had no idea what momentous consequences it would produce. “I didn’t plan to revolutionize all medicine by discovering the world’s first antibiotic” he wrote, “But I guess that was exactly what I did.” ….[READ]