Don’t Get Too Big Headed.

“Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground” – Theodore Roosevelt.

That would be the advice I would offer to my 18-year-old if I was to have a coffee with him this morning.

It is great to have self-belief and confidence in your abilities, but don’t go around pretending you are better than everyone else. No one knows everything.

If you shut down other peoples opinions, argue with their beliefs and feel you are above other people, those around you will see you as arrogant and it is hard to build relationships with those people.

Be sensible to what you can and cannot do. Confidence is a key ingredient for your self-esteem, but keep yourself grounded and you will more likely maintain a sense of calm and focus.

What advice would you share with your younger self?

You can check out all my previous 30 Days of Advice videos up to now here on the website and on the WIKN Youtube Channel, while the latest podcasts are available download on iTunes.

I will be hosting a Live Podcast to celebrate What I Know Now’s 1 year anniversary at the Hamilton Bulding, Trinity College on Thursday 28 September. Find out more info and sign up to attend for FREE at this link. Hope to see you there.

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