Why it’s Important to Be Your Biggest Fan!
As you have already discovered, you will be faced with many challenges (good and bad) as you go through life. You may be fortunate to have a wonderful support system that lifts you up, pats you on the back, and carries you on. They give you the strength to accomplish remarkable things and you count your blessings every day because without them, where would you be?
I caution you not to rely too heavily on others affirmations as you face trials and tribulations. There are going to be times in your life when you are going to desire this support, but when you look around, no one is there. Now what do you do? Do you just crumble? Of course not! You look deep in yourself and you find your internal strength. You analyze the situation, give yourself your own motivational speech, and you go for it. You have faith in yourself and you know you can overcome any obstacle with the right attitude and perseverance.
Go ahead and be your biggest fan! You have to believe deep down in your core that you can accomplish the unthinkable. That belief will drive you and help you rise to any occasion. It’s okay to have positive thoughts about yourself. In fact, it’s important to have positive thoughts about yourself. It’s also important to know what your strengths are and continue to hone those strengths. You’re not going to be good at everything and that’s okay. So, focus on what you are really good at and what you can make amazing. Then cheer yourself on.
Once you believe emphatically in yourself and remove all negative judgments, be prepared for the extraordinary. I’m not talking about being the psychologically abnormal egomaniac. As stated in Wikipedia, “Egomania is an obsessive preoccupation with one’s self and applies to someone who follows their own ungoverned impulses and is possessed by delusions of personal greatness and feels a lack of appreciation. I’m talking about knowing deep down who you are at your core, knowing what you are really good at, then believing 100% in your ability.
You may have to try and try again. Trying is learning! Continue to work towards your goals and believe. Doubt is an accomplishment destroyer. With doubt comes fear. Fear will paralyze you and prevent you from moving forward. It’s similar to sports. You find the sport that you have the most natural ability with and practice, practice and practice. Find the professional and personality skills that you excel in and spend your time there. You will build confidence and will be able to give yourself that extra encouragement that will keep you focused and motivated.