I know I can, I know I can …
There are a number of ways we can act as our own worst enemies, and one of those is to give in to self-doubt. When we fail to believe in ourselves, we set a process in motion that can bring down our professional and personal lives Ã¢ÂÂ in a big way.
Lolly Daskal, president and CEO of Lead From Within, writes that sometimes, fear of a present challenge or reflection on a past mistake can cause us to doubt our abilities, and that can lead to failure. Ã¢ÂÂWhatever the cause, whatever the expression, you can change it only with the realization that the you are the only one who can make things happen for yourself,Ã¢ÂÂ she writes in a recent Inc.com post. Ã¢ÂÂIt takes belief in yourself to turn it around.Ã¢ÂÂ
She lists eight things that happen when you believe in yourself. Here are a few of those:
- You embrace the impossible and begin to focus on the solutions and not the problems.
- You trust your inner wisdom because you have cultivated good judgment, and youÃ¢ÂÂre not afraid to use it.
- YouÃ¢ÂÂre goal-driven and know exactly what you want.
- You empower yourself to act and go for it, not making any excuses.
- YouÃ¢ÂÂre fully committed and completely dedicated to your goals.
That sounds pretty good to me. ItÃ¢ÂÂs probably safe to say most people show a lack of confidence from time to time, but self-doubt and second-guessing arenÃ¢ÂÂt what drive us forward and help us lead.
A couple weeks ago I cited a Henry Ford quote, and I think it works here: Ã¢ÂÂWhether you think you can, or you think you canÃ¢ÂÂt Ã¢ÂÂ youÃ¢ÂÂre right.Ã¢ÂÂ
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