How many of us recognise and understand our own moods and motivations and their effect on others ? It’s a lot difficult to achieve this state in the beginning as you must be able to monitor your own emotional state and identify your own emotions.
It’s not just about confidence in being yourself and embracing your flaws.
It’s also about Sense of humor (how well you can laugh at yourself)
Do you berate yourself when commit blunders?
Are you aware of your impression on others ? (can read the reactions of others to know how you are perceived)
Without reflection we cannot truly understand who we are, why we make certain decisions, what we are good at, and where we fall short. In order to reach your maximum potential, you must be confident in who you are, understanding the good with the bad. If you have a strong knowledge of who you are then you know what you can work on so that you can improve on a regular basis.