One of the most humbling things a person can ever experience is understanding that they are not perfect, even if they try their hardest. One finds so much solace in embracing the fact that we as humans are always prone to fail, whether intentionally or unintentionally. We won’t always get “A”s on essays, nor will we always get every answer right on exams. We will be late to church services and meetings, and, yes, we will let someone down. We are not disappoint-proof when it comes to dealing with people; someone will expect something greater than what you are delivering, and may even look at you lower than you look at yourself from your current performance. This can even bring your self-evaluation down, and actually believe the person(s) who don’t believe in you.
However, there is good news. There is always room for growth. With this, don’t let ANYONE thwart you from your confidence in knowing that you are becoming better. Sometimes we have to experience those imperfections to give us a reality check, increasing comprehension that we can’t do it ourselves. It refocuses us on understanding that we need God, and we need others. An unteachable spirit is a dying spirit, and dreamers aspire to live and live LOUD!
So, it’s OK that you are not the best basketball player on the team, or the best speaker in the company. Don’t let that take away your confidence in knowing that you DO have the best sportsmanship and leadership skills on the team, and ARE the best writer in the company.
Sometimes, you just have to go through certain things in life to challenge how confident you are in yourself to shake it off, and keep going.
Don’t let others focusing on your flaws stop you from focusing on your future.