Self-Confidence is a critical factor in believing you can achieve a goal you have set yourself. In research carried out by Ohio State University, they found it wasn't sufficient to tell people they had the right skills and aptitude to achieve success, and pursue their dream career. They had to flesh out their future in more detail for them so they could see the path in front of them, reducing their doubts and giving them the confidence to pursue a powerful personal vision.
I felt somewhat depressed reading a recent article in the Independent on the findings from a research survey of graduates and university teachers, which found that women are still deterred from careers in science and engineering. The article describes the misconception that success in these careers stems from some kind of intangible, innate 'unschooled genius'.
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