I was frustrated.
I was stuck.
And I felt like a failure.
That was me, just this morning,
…and maybe the last few days, too.
I happen to believe getting stuck every now and again is a good thing, because getting stuck is part of the process of growth, change, and improvement. I get stuck so I can get unstuck.
I happen to believe getting stuck every now and again is a good thing, however, because getting stuck is part of the process of growth, change, and improvement. I get stuck so I can get unstuck.
Sometimes I need that perspective shift from stuck to un-stuck, to fully appreciate what I can do. There are times I need that perspective shift to refocus my efforts to doing more great things and less not-so-great things. At times I need that perspective shift as a source of inspiration to do something amazing.
There I was, just a few hours ago, when I happened upon an awesome article that gave me some perspective on my failure. I then began challenging my failure mindset.
We all get stuck.
We all fail.
Every. Single. one. of. us.
Are you feeling stuck?
Are you a failure?
That’s no reason not to believe in yourself, but here are some great reasons to believe in yourself.
9 Reasons to Believe In Yourself
01. You have many good qualities.
You’ve got a lot going for you. Actually, you’re quite awesome! Believe in your own awesomeness.
“We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?” ~Marianne Williamson
02. You do the something you can do.
You’re really good at something. Multiple somethings! And you do what you’re good at.
“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.” ~Edward Everett Hale
03. You’re learning.
You’re naturally curious and you are continually learning and growing.
“The capacity to learn is a gift; The ability to learn is a skill; The willingness to learn is a choice.” ~Brian Herbert
04. You care.
It’s important that you care and you do. You care about yourself, other people, and the world.
“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” ~Margaret Mead
05. You try.
Not only do you care, you try to make things better, even when you don’t succeed.
“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.” ~Brian Littrell
06. You keep trying.
You haven’t figured it all out yet, no one ever does, but that doesn’t stop you from trying.
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” ~Thomas A. Edison
07. You keep making progress.
Every time you care, every time you try, you are getting better and better.
“Every day, in every way, I’m getting better and better.” ~Emile Coue
08. You’re imperfect.
Your imperfectness makes you human, it makes you precious. You are precious.
“We are all wonderful, beautiful wrecks. That’s what connects us–that we’re all broken, all beautifully imperfect.” ~Emilio Estevez
09. You failed.
Failure is not weakness, it is not shame. Failure is a sign of strength, of fortitude, and wisdom. You are wiser than you know.
“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.” ~Henry Ford
So you’re stuck- it’s not permanent.
So you failed- it’s not forever.
Use this experience to empower, motivate, and inspire.
Shift your mindset.
Choose your attitude.
Believe in yourself.
Join me and other awesome people in believing in ourselves and being bold in our work and our lives.