Our experiences often shape our perspective about things that happens or that we go through in our lives. I use to be the type that believed often that I’m not good enough for this or that, so why should I even try. Sometimes opportunities will present themselves but that mindset of I am not the best or most qualified for whatever it was, often made me reluctant to make the most of those opportunities, but then I later on came across this quote:
“There are people less qualified than you, doing the things you want to do because they believed in themselves and take action.”
This changed my perspective on making the most of the opportunities. There is so much power in being confident about your insecurities or weaknesses and in believing in yourself. It enables you to push yourself and grow from being average to becoming the best version of yourself and from where you are at now to where you should be. It is an effective remedy for stagnation or procrastination.
Serena Williams said this about her career, “I have grown most not from victories but from setbacks. If winning is God’s reward, then losing is how he teaches us.” In other words, in those setbacks you experience now, in your insecurities, in your failures, are the potentials of your growth. Those experiences usually challenge you and often times than not they make you into a better person, they bring out that glow and greatness in you.
Therefore, don’t allow those setbacks or insecurities to make you cower, especially from taking on opportunities that come your way. The greatest and life-changing opportunities are often the ones that come with so much uncertainty, fear, and that feeling of ‘I’m not capable or qualified.’ Don’t hold yourself back, don’t procrastinate, because most of these opportunities come around only once.
This I learned, is the way forward in this matter, “get comfortable with being uncomfortable.” Believe in your abilities, even when others don’t and take the action necessary.