“When you start doubting yourself, remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won and all the fears you have overcome.”
A good place to start is actually in the conception. Don’t know how many thousands or millions of sperm were trying to win the race to fertilise the egg but you are the result of the winner. It can be easy to wallow in self-pity and self-doubt when we have a bad day. And of course those are the days when we may only see the things that haven’t worked out, the ‘failures,’ the setbacks. I wonder how Edison felt as he continued to plough through all the pathways that didn’t lead to the light bulb. I wonder if he allowed himself the luxury of self-doubt or whether he kept remembering how far he had come, and that his belief in the light bulb would win in the end.
But of course who we are and how far we have come doesn’t just start at conception at all. We can follow the gene pool back many generations. I know that doesn’t feel quite the same connection but all our ancestors had to hang in often against huge odds to reproduce and ultimately you arrived on earth. Do you want to let them all down by giving into self-doubt, or do you want to hold your head up and be the person you came to be, recognizing the challenges you have already overcome. Being grateful for those moments of excitement when you won the battles that made you ‘of sterner stuff.’ The vibration of gratitude can be measured with a higher frequency than the doubts, which buoys us up for the next steps into unknown territory. This will give us another taste of success to carry us through the next challenges.
Enjoy building on the blocks of success!