Regardless of social status, educational background, and the like, I believe that all people have the opportunity to be the best in what they do. Seeing many people who reached a state of success despite overwhelming hurdles led me to believe that personal success is achievable for anyone. So what could be the reason for some people to find it impossible? Here are some of the things I deduced could stop people from being the best version of themselves:
- Not believing in their capabilities. Understandably, one would find it impossible to succeed in any endeavor if they do not have even an ounce of belief in themselves and what they are capable of doing. While courage is influenced by various factors, the most indispensable one is one’s belief in themselves because that’s where self-esteem, confidence, and determination are rooted.
- Not believing that they have the potential. Do you believe that each one of us is special? No two human beings are alike. Each one has its uniqueness – characteristics, talents, and gifts – that cannot be found in other people. Therefore, each person innately has the potential to do something successfully when they make use of the gifts they were blessed with. The hindrance to this possibility is if the person does not acknowledge this potential within them.
- Not believing that what they do or offer is good enough. Some people tend to pursue a path for the benefits they can get from it, not because they’re passionate about it. This is usually the reason behind some people who do not find value in what they do and how it impacts the lives of others. When a person does not see the value of what they do, how are they supposed to help others through it?
- Not engaging themselves in growth activities. Even when we obtain numerous experiences, knowledge, and skills, we can never claim that we know everything. Regardless of age, human beings always have more to learn and more room for growth. If one stops learning just because they think that they know enough for the role that they play, then they can no longer qualify for the best there is.
- Not going out of their comfort zone. Have you noticed how people try to avoid doing something for the fear of committing a mistake? In other words, they stay in the safe zone all the time instead of crossing lines and taking risks. If this is the case, growth is more likely to be impossible.
What mistakes can you think of that could hinder you from being the best in what you do?
(Photo by Nataliya Vaitkevich)