Don’t underestimate yourself

Not everyone agrees with everything Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, says in her new book Lean In.

According to the March 18, 2013, issue of Time, Sandberg’s thesis is that women are not aiming high enough. They’re underestimating their abilities, and they’re spending too much time on housework and children.

“We hold ourselves back in ways both big and small, by lacking self-confidence, by not raising our hands and by pulling back when we should be leaning in,” Sandberg writes.

However, even if you aren’t in total agreement with Sandberg, her ideas are worth considering.

Time quotes Gloria Steinem: “Every group of people that has been systematically told they were supposed to play a limited role internalizes that role. She’s saying that we have to both fight against the barriers and get them out of our consciousness.”