Confidence is a tricky thing.
In most cases, it’s hard to get buy in this world without a bit of confidence.
At the same time, there is a fantastic line there as well. Too much or misplaced confidence can end up sabotaging fantastic intentions. For me, a recent HVAC experience proved that too much confidence can be overpriced. What I was entirely trying to do was to get the HVAC cooling back on & save the family a bit of cash. The a/c stopped blowing cooling air on a Saturday afternoon. Since it was the weekend, this would have cost us extra to have the HVAC supplier come out. And of course, I don’t want to spend a dime that I don’t have to spend. So instead of calling the HVAC corporation, I chose to see if I could repair the a/c myself. This is where the over confidence comes in. I’m pretty handy around the house & am mechanically inclined. But, a trained, certified HVAC supplier I’m not. Yet, this logic somehow escaped myself and others as I went online to diagnose the problem with the HVAC equipment. It appeared to myself and others that I needed to recharge the refrigerant. So I went to the hardware store & bought the kit for that. What I didn’t have were the proper gauges in order to know when to stop filling the refrigerant. And that resulted in myself and others over filling the refrigerant which then cracked some important HVAC components. So not only did I have to pay for the weekend service charge, I had to replace expensive HVAC device as well.