This topic ties in to my previous blog post. I believe that it is extremely important to continually grow.
Reflection upon your weaknesses and where you would like to improve is essential to growth. It is vital to evaluate this area on a regular basis to stay on track. I believe that your weaknesses make you stronger as you overcome them. You have to consistently move through those weak points by constant learning, asking questions, gaining knowledge, and building strengths.
Acknowledging and celebrating your strengths is important to your self-esteem and confidence. Being constantly down on yourself or not acknowledging can be detrimental to your growth. I believe that your strengths and accomplishments are something to be celebrated. Falling short of your goals can happen, but if you recognize the accomplishments that got you closer, you will be better off.
Be honest with yourself and realize that there is always room for improvement. Nobody is perfect or knows everything. Everyone you meet knows something you don’t. Take the time for yourself regularly to figure out where you would like to improve and you will make great strides towards accomplishing what you set out to do. Even a small step can take you further than you ever imagined. Why would you hold back?
Be critical of yourself, but don’t be too critical! Too much criticism is no bueno for your confidence. The key to all of this is to find a balance between self-assessment and self-detriment. Another useful tool, gathering differing opinions from trusted friends or family who you know will be honest with you. Dishonesty doesn’t help anybody. Ask them not to sugarcoat their response, as the more blunt the answer, the stronger it will stick with you.
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Ok, so here it goes…
I want to discuss how to maintain the real you as you attack this entrepreneurial world. How do you stand out from the crowd and yet blend in while keeping your uniqueness?
First things first, be grateful for who you are and what you do. Having a passion and fire for what you do is a key to attracting clients while maintaining yourself. If you don’t change yourself for what you do (your job if that’s what you prefer to call it), you will find true happiness within yourself. Of course, you still have to find that balance between your “work” life and your family life, but remaining you is the best first step.
You need to be kind to yourself. Too much harsh criticism is detrimental. It’s ok to be hard on yourself, but use it sparingly. Your self-confidence and esteem suffer as a result, which makes it harder to be successful. You have to believe that you can do it, and do it without fail. Failure is just not an option!
Thirdly, let go of all that perfectionism. Nobody can be perfect, but it seems that a lot of us try. Full of worry, full of doubt, we walk around second guessing everything. This is no way to live. Go with your instinct. It is your body telling you something. You are supposed to make mistakes and learn from them. It’s time to let go.
Let go of any judgment that you have for yourself. Stop comparing yourself to anybody else. Everybody is on their own journey. You never know, you could be comparing yourself to someone who has years more experience than you. This is not fair to yourself. Time to be fair.
Let’s stay positive. Thinking in a positive mindset will keep your spirits up and help you to feel awesome about yourself. This task is not easy. In fact, it’s quite hard, but you can do it.
Everything is going to take some time to accomplish, so try to have some patience. I know that you want to get things moving faster than they may be, but patience is truly a virtue. It allows you to think everything through and make sure every step is taken at the proper time.
Let me know how you do. I would love to be your support throughout your journey.