When someone says you can’t, when they doubt, when they underestimate you, do you let their words keep you from advancing or do you do the total opposite? In today’s blog I would like to talk about turning underestimation to your benefit. Has it occurred that you expressed your dream, your goals, only to be told you won’t make it, that they are too big for you, or that you are incapable of accomplishing them?
I have had that happen, and I won’t lie it can hurt, more or less depending on who it comes from. Yet I don’t let that stop me from doing what I said I would do and maybe even a little more. What’s the secret behind doing this? Well it’s not really a secret. It’s more about taking the feelings that come when people express their doubts. I am sure you have experienced that sparkle of anger, that feeling that comes accompanied by words similar to: “watch me as I do it”.
When working towards our dreams we will always encounter those who will underestimate us for how we look, were we come from, our past mistakes, you name it. You just need to keep in mind that they are measuring you under their standards. If you are determined to put the hard work, you shouldn’t let them define your limits. They may know what they are capable of, but they will never know what you are capable of, especially when you show them you can defeat the doubts.
Before switching jobs, I was told it would be months before I would find anything, that I should probably wait until I was finished with school, that a job search/a new job would come between my school. It’s like people were doubting my abilities, my skills, and in all my potential. Now if you recall from a past post, that is not the case. A new job opportunity came into my life, and in a short time I was enjoying of a new position at a place where I am beyond happy to call work.
Therefore, when people show you their doubts, it’s not the time to sit back and cry—that may be exactly what they are expecting. While they wait for the moment for you fail, just to remind you of their words, you should be taking advantage of every second to work your hardest. At the end of the day, what you accomplish is for your best interest, in the process you may have dominated the art of enjoying the underestimation.
I’d like to take this opportunity, to remind you that you are the only one who can put a limit to your potential. Next time someone says you can’t, take their words, and make them your fuel to go out and conquer the world. You don’t even have to waste time trying to convince them otherwise; actions can speak louder than words.
I invite you to click here and think deeply on those words, to a great extent they hold truth.