I decided to clean out my tea cupboard. In it, I found 5 unopened boxes of Bengali Spice tea. It isn’t as if these tea boxes are so tiny and boring they might be. But I didn’t notice them, over and over again, because my tea cupboard was in such a mess; and because sometimes I can’t find that particular tea at the store, so am always afraid I won’t have it when I need it, and tend to get some ‘just in case’ if the store has it.
As a result, I ended up with this ridiculous overabundance of Bengali Spice tea.
Something similar happens to me when I doubt myself. I question my abilities in a particular area, even though I may have – literally – years of experience. I begin searching the internet for more courses to help shore up this imagined lack.
Then one day, I decide to clean out the drawer that happens to contain past successful work, certificates and accreditations, and realize I might even be a bit over-qualified.
You might relate in some ways to this story. If so, then for sure, you have way more than you think.
Freedom from self-doubt
Quote of the Week
““Our doubts are traitors,
and make us lose the good we oft might win,
by fearing to attempt.”
– William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure
If you like this article, and would like it delivered to your in-box every Monday morning, sign up here.