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Lesson 4: The Importance of Humility

Suppose you manage to develop full confidence in yourself. This is a huge step toward success. However, if you are not careful, full confidence can lead to overconfidence. Overconfidence means that you are overestimating yourself and your abilities. This is way more dangerous than lacking confidence in yourself because it will ruin your chances of becoming a Laureate and will cause all your efforts to go in vain.

Overconfidence always leads to Arrogance; whichever form it might be. Arrogant students consider themselves superior to others. They think they are more intelligent than their peers. They think they know more than their teachers. Let yourself be warned right here, right now:

If you are an arrogant student, forget about becoming a Laureate.