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You're Not Who You Think You Are. How Success Breeds Overconfidence

Assuming you believe in heaven, who do you think will go there? Mother Teresa? Bill Clinton? You? 

You might be surprised by the results of a survey that showed that people tend to rate themselves as more likely to get into heaven than anyone else. This self-serving bias affects not only our spiritual beliefs but also beliefs regarding how we view ourselves in terms of our intelligence and competencies.

In the video below, Francesca Gino, author of Sidetracked: Why Our Decisions Get Derailed, and How We Can Stick to the Plan, describes how our plans get sidetracked when we are implementing them because "we are too confident in our own abilities."

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