Here are my 10 magic words:
“I have more to offer than I think I do.”
How this little mantra has helped me do things I would never be able to do before
A lot of my problems are around one limiting belief: that I always need to feel confident before I can take any action. My mind tends to avoid trying new things without first being reasonably sure that I can succeed.
But here’s the sticky part. If I make confidence a prerequisite for action, it means I can only show up on the days when I’m already feeling confident. If I’m full of self-doubt today, I might as well go back to bed and keep my fingers crossed for a better tomorrow. Yes, I have done this before and let me tell you, it’s not a fun way to live.
My life is governed by my emotions, which, to put it politely, are not the most stable thing in the world.
So the dilemma I’ve struggled with for YEARS is simple: how do I show up and take consistent action, even on the days when I wake up thinking, “what the fuck do I even have to offer?”
Just because I happen to feel lost today doesn’t mean I am lost. I still have something valuable to contribute to the world, even if I’m not feeling tapped into it right now.
And if you’ve read this far and are now thinking, “yeah, maybe that works for her, but *I* really don’t think I have that much to offer,” answer this: How many times do you see talent in your friends that they don’t see in themselves?
Well, someone is probably looking at you thinking the same thing.