Auguste Rodin’s studio, 1900.
Competence not confidence; it’s much more. Plenty of kids have confidence in their abilities based on years of parents’ effusive praise, but confidence is hollow and unreliable, deceptive stuff. Competence, however, can be counted on. Competence is dependable, made up of of real-world trial, error, and hard-won victories. –
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