By Sid Liberman
To believe in oneself is to unleash a superpower; if you do that, amazing things can happen.
One should keep this saying in mind whenever they are confronted with a challenge that seems insurmountable. Only you, with faith in yourself, can get yourself out of this situation.
These days, more than ever, it's crucial to have faith in yourself in order to succeed, as the level of competition is higher than ever before and you can only count on yourself to get you through it.
But what kinds of behaviors prevent you from developing into your full potential? Every one of us has had our fill of articles on self-improvement and leadership. What, if anything, about yourself, though, prevents you from realizing your full potential?
Hmm, let's find out.
Constantly contrasting yourself with others is a certain way to bring yourself down because no one else is on the same path or has the same professional or personal aspirations as you. To truly measure development, you must consider how far you have come as an individual. You are on the correct path if you work every day to improve and become more self-aware.
Learning from setbacks: achievement would lose its luster if it were too easy to achieve. If everything were handed to you perfectly, you wouldn't appreciate it, and each moment wouldn't seem special. To learn that the best experiences and accomplishments in your life are still to come, you need to experience failure. You can get up every day eager to take on new tasks and learn new things. Improve your performance by reflecting on your past missteps.
It's fine to keep your social circle narrow if you prefer to avoid being around people who are just interested in themselves. It's fine if you don't have any social plans for this Saturday night. Because not everyone in every social setting will have your best interests at heart, it's fine if your coworkers don't ask you to every possible party. Surround yourself with people who do not seek to compete with you or demotivate you, rather than those who will fill you up with bad energy and a lack of confidence. This is the group of people who will be sitting in the front row, cheering you on and telling you how proud they are of you for everything you do.
Self-pity is one of the worst things you can do to yourself. One may argue that some people have it better, while others have it worse. However, your path will be unique, and you are not the only one who has experienced adversity. Learn to have faith in yourself and your abilities and create the life you want. Try your best at everything, and if something doesn't pan out, don't let that failure make you second-guess yourself for the rest of your life. You should instead try new things and analyze your past failures to see where you went wrong. You can't allow yourself to believe that your difficulties will never end, since nothing does.
Constantly overthinking: Stop trying to convince yourself that what you're doing isn't good enough and stop making up scenarios that can't possibly happen. You will not lose your job if you accidentally print the wrong sheet or use the wrong highlighter. A good mentor will tell you it's okay and give you feedback no matter how big of a mistake you've made. The worst that could happen is… There is no way out of this job. We live in a challenging world, but one that is nevertheless rich with potential. The road to doing what you love may not be a straight one, but if you keep a positive outlook and strive hard enough, nothing is out of reach. The only thing you need to convince yourself of is that. Everything else is manageable.
Wear your new outfit as a daily reminder that you are prepared to rule the world. Stop doing the things that sap your self-assurance and self-belief. Knowledgeable in the Art of Conversation