It would appear, based on a non-scientific survey, that I have reached the mid point of my life. If that is indeed the case, I’m hoping the next half of my story will be devoid of my biggest personal challenge.
For as I long as I can remember, I’ve struggled with one thing … that inner voice that is the first to question whether I have the ability or the right to do what I do. A few days ago, I wrote a post where I encouraged my readers to “do you and be you.” I wrote that post because I believed in the insights I was sharing and, I also knew I needed to hear that message myself.
A Confusing Dichotomy
There in lies the story of my life. On one hand I write and proclaim the importance of “being you” whilst in the same breath, I immediately – albeit privately – question my ability to do exactly that. These moments are often accompanied by an internal lecture that begins and ends with “who in the world do you think you are?!”
I’ve managed to rise above these moments and gone on to do good things. I’ve also come to know and understand that I am capable of more than what I’m inclined to believe about myself. That being said, there are moments when the opposite is true and that’s when the challenge is the greatest.
To that end, I’m constantly having to remind myself that…
I am capable of so much more than I think.
And, just so we are clear, so are you!