- One way to build confidence is the 80% rule. Psychologist Barak Rosenshine, in his review of successful teaching , found that this was approximately the success rate students should experience while in school. Too much success, and you’re likely not picking hard enough goals. Too little, and you can fall into the confidence trap.
- One way to calibrate this is to set smaller goals (think 30 days) and track your success rate.
If you’re under 80%, try setting a more achievable target. If you’re over 80%, try something a little more ambitious.