- When you are in a state of mind where you think all decisions you take cannot be wrong
- When you let complacency enter your style of work and attitude
- When you start to refuse to listen
- When you refute all justified objections
- When you spring to object on being criticized
That’s the time you need to realize probably you are or are on the brink of getting overconfident. You might think that you are the most open minded person but in reality it might not be so; because in your mind you have already stopped looking and listening for options.
The ousting of the Indian team in ICC Twenty 20 world cup gave me the idea to write this article. If this article is relevant to the topic…may be may be not. You tell me?
After all, what went wrong with the champions of 2008? Was it overconfidence? Was it team frictions? Whatever it was, today it has given a chance for people to consider the 2008 surprisingly pleasant victory a total fluke! What a disgraceful exit! People have got a chance to point fingers at our team captain…statements like “when was the last he hit a six or only if he gave more time to the game than the commercials”… are going around in the social network.
That’s the funny part about fame and I am sure the team understands. No one is objecting to you endorsing all products under the sun provided you prioritize. You are here because of your game and not the other way round. If you hadn’t played for our country you wouldn’t have been considered to endorse any brand. Most of the team players don’t have the personality for it…Face it. And if you already know it then, do something about it. No point crying over spilt milk. I hope the team realizes their mistakes, learn and move on to a better start.
The setback in life and work begins the moment confidence steps up a level to become overconfidence. Be open to ideas, listen and communicate well. After all there’s nothing to loose, you can only grow.
Till next time…. !