How confident are you?

He says “If you are confident of doing it, please go ahead.

If we are 100 % confident, then there is no question of doing it or not. Otherwise only, the suspicious mind starts to play its ‘win-lose’ game.

Now what could be the probable confidence %?

Well, I am redefining my hypothesis as,

“If you are 90 % confident of doing it, please go ahead”.

No, this is not enough.. It hides the underlying fact of chance of losing the game or the impact once it is lost.

So let me restate it with the alternate hypothesis,

“If you are ready to accept the 10 % risk of losing it, please go ahead.”

Hmm… This seems clearer for my senses to do the best planning.

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The author is a Quality Assurance professional by experience. Part Quantitative data analyst, part consultant for quality and information security practices, part software tester, she is a writer by passion and blogs at http://wordsandnotion.com and http://qualitynotion.com/.

One thought on “How confident are you?

  1. radhikasreflection

    September 23, 2016 at 9:14am

    You nailed it Akhila. Being able to accept the outcome of any challenge in a positive way boosts up your confidence in taking on the challenge!!

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      Akhila

      September 23, 2016 at 9:27am

      Good morning radhika. Normally we have a tendency to think on the confidence level alone..and having a blind eye on the risk associated…when we assess both and continue the path, better outcomes…

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      • Josh

        September 23, 2016 at 12:27pm

        That’s how i go about it, complete blue, and unless we are interested in it, we wont think of taking up the take, so once taken up, then its WAR!

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          Akhila

          September 23, 2016 at 12:36pm

          enthokkeya mashe parayunnathu….ente fuse off ayathano, iyalde light thelinjathano…;)

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          • Josh

            September 23, 2016 at 12:38pm

            Haha Liked that, **if you cant convince them, con”fuse” them 😀 **

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          • Josh

            September 23, 2016 at 12:41pm

            Hey.. Nothing.. 🙂

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            Akhila

            September 23, 2016 at 12:44pm

            viswasam, athalle ellam..;)

  3. Sakthi

    September 23, 2016 at 9:35am

    Action first! Consequence is next! Good one!

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      Akhila

      September 23, 2016 at 12:17pm

      thanks sakthi…and we cannot simply jump in without being conscious on the risks too

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      • Sakthi

        September 23, 2016 at 12:56pm

        Most times we does! Maybe we should learn to be conscious at all times.

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  4. Infinite Living

    September 23, 2016 at 9:37am

    Very well said …Reminded me of a quote I like …The willingness to lose everything opens one up to all possibilities’ 🙂 Usually we know when we just can’t help but do it, so don’t stop because of the 10%

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      Akhila

      September 23, 2016 at 12:16pm

      dont’ stop because of the 10 %, but we need to be conscious that on that part too..

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      • Infinite Living

        September 24, 2016 at 12:00am

        True …I think we are if we are aware of it but choose to go ahead anyway …

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  5. vishal4uu

    September 23, 2016 at 10:19am

    Once we loose our attachment to all those things which we will looose while plunging in our attempt going tobl

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  6. vishal4uu

    September 23, 2016 at 10:22am

    Once we loose our attachment to all this things which probably we might loose or which we keep on stake while plunging in our attempt makes us concentrate on our efforts 100%. Yes so it is true we must be dettached first.
    Ps: sorry for incomplete comment.

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      Akhila

      September 23, 2016 at 12:03pm

      hey vishal, you gave a new perspectives to this confidence level..detach first and think more..

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  7. Sonali@foodtravelandmakeup

    September 23, 2016 at 10:29am

    Simply superb

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      Akhila

      September 23, 2016 at 11:47am

      is it.. thanks a lot sonali.. have a great time

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  8. aishahnaaz

    September 23, 2016 at 11:12am

    When I think of doing something, I weigh the pros and cons; and come to somewhat a decision. If it’s 50+ yes, I’d do something that would make me compelled to do it. Like, going for trek, I’ll pay in advance that last minute laziness won’t stop me from going. When I feel like I need an off, I’ll message manager first thing in the morning that I won’t be coming, so that I won’t change my mind later 😛

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      Akhila

      September 23, 2016 at 12:13pm

      ha ha.. nice way.. especially the last thing, messaging manager..

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  9. elaine

    September 23, 2016 at 11:23am

    redefined the statement with perfect sense of motivation 🙂

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    Akhila

    September 23, 2016 at 11:51am

    he he.. you are right, there had a 10 % chance of losing the essence of statement while i had expressed the same.. but anyway, i hope it was not lost..

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    Akhila

    September 23, 2016 at 1:21pm

    thanks parashant.. normally i dont notice people liking or not.. but this time, you were shown and so was thinking whether you left without leaving a few words..

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    Akhila

    September 23, 2016 at 1:48pm

    hmm…learnings never ends.. especially if it is from mistakes…

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  15. Cattie's World

    September 23, 2016 at 2:06pm

    People are willing to accept smaller numbers, they fear the big numbers, even when both mean the same. Like this below.

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      Akhila

      September 23, 2016 at 2:08pm

      ya.. both are same.. but we understand both in different ways..

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      Akhila

      September 24, 2016 at 1:17pm

      thanks bisim.. you said it.. life itself is a risk, but a beautiful and challenging risk

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  16. Joker Shayar

    September 23, 2016 at 3:51pm

    I am always* 101% Confident** about everything . 🙂

    * 99% chances are there to replace “always” with “sometimes” .. 😉
    ** T & C Applied 😛

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  17. boundlessblessingsblog

    September 23, 2016 at 4:04pm

    “If you are ready to accept the 10 % risk of losing it, please go ahead.”

    Hmm… This seems clearer for my senses to do the best planning. Beautiful lines and yes I would love to take that risk and this way or that way just go for it with confidence. Akhila u r the best.

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  18. Puneet

    September 23, 2016 at 4:17pm

    That’s why I don’t assign percentage to these situations.

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      Akhila

      September 23, 2016 at 5:08pm

      it need not be a simple %, anything which helps you to asses your risk or confidence

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  19. tejasvimys

    September 23, 2016 at 5:54pm

    This post. You nailed it!

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  20. Prajakta

    September 23, 2016 at 7:08pm

    Confidence is not only facing success. It is tackling failures with dignity as well

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      Akhila

      September 24, 2016 at 1:12pm

      absolutely right.. and we need to be aware on the failures or risks too

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  21. Ξnigma

    September 24, 2016 at 1:05am

    Let me rephrase, if you are even 1%confident, just do it. Because even though it might be a small percentage, but it’s all the motivation sometimes one needs.

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      Akhila

      September 24, 2016 at 1:07pm

      hmm…i am not against doing with 1 % confidence.. and my point is to be aware on 99 % risk..

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      • Ξnigma

        September 24, 2016 at 6:10pm

        There is always a risk. And with the smallest of the confidence, even the greatest risk looks easy.

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    Akhila

    September 24, 2016 at 1:08pm

    thanks shefali…you are right. earlier the mistakes, the lesser the impact

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