Imagine sitting on the sidelines of your favorite sports game. You’re watching intently, thinking about what the players could have done better, which players to put in and which ones to take out. You’re enthusiastically making the moves in your head and taking note of everything your eyes can see. This all seems very exciting and you feel yourself getting pumped. The only problem is – it’s all going down in your head. All of the action, all of your moves, interpretations are not materializing because you’re the only one who even knows about all of this exciting movement.
Bummer. Because if anyone took notice, they’ll realize you have a lot to offer.
Here’s the thing: You Have the Power to Create Change. Change in your life, in your career, in your success. You have the power to transform a negative into a positive and drive your life forward with the same enthusiasm you use often, silently, in your own mind.
1. Share Your Brilliance
Staying silent will get you no where. Granted, speaking too much can get you no where too, but striking a balance can take you everywhere. Learning when to say something at the right time can be gold. This can help prevent regret (ever thought to yourself, ‘I should have stood up for myself’, ‘I should have introduced myself to so and so’, and the list goes on).
Saying (the right) something at the right time to the right person can present unexpected opportunity. If you’re trying to expand your business, but you’re kinda on the shy side, you’re going to learn that getting over your fears is essential to your success. Who ever thought that friend of a friend had a need for your product or service? You’ll never know if you don’t try.
2. When You Feel Embarrassed, Shake it off
Everyone has moments when they wish they can disappear, melt away. It happens to everyone, know why? Because everyone is human and everyone makes mistakes. Think of the person you admire most. Now, imagine this person in their finest moment and note to yourself that even this person has messed up a few times; even this person has had embarrassing moments they’ve overcome.
3. Resolve to Succeed
The biggest obstacle to success is not lack of funding, not inexperience or any external circumstance, but yourself. Yes, YOU are your biggest problem. Take responsibility for yourself, your actions and most importantly what you’ve been saying to yourself.
If you say you’re not good enough, you won’t be good enough.
If you say you are good enough, you will be good enough.
It’s as simple as that. When you believe in yourself you’ll find a way to get the experience, you’ll find a way to invest in yourself and your future.
So, what are you waiting for? Get going and start building that better future you’ve been waiting for, no time like the present. Oh, wait, before you go – share your success tips below, how do you push yourself forward when you’re feeling stuck?
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This is so true! Thanks Ahlam, for reminding us how simple it can really be.