Have you ever declined a new position because you did not think you were fully qualified?
Have you ever avoided a situation because you felt you might look foolish to your peers?
What might your life look like if you had taken a different path?
Life does not offer very many "do-overs".
Consider some of the choices you made in the past and use that experience in the new opportunities you take on in your future.
If you would like to start a new career and feel you are missing some skills, take a few classes, or volunteer in the field for the practical experience. You will probably realize that you really had the ability to perform the function, but had never done it before.
Inexperience can be scary. But if you don't take the step forward and trust in yourself, you will be where you are now forever. That is a very long time!
The fear of looking foolish or wrong can keep you from achieving greatness. All of the inventors and great thinkers in all time have failed, sometimes many times. But they had the gumption to stick to it. They did not listen to the naysayers, but kept trying to achieve their goal.
The only person with any real ability to hold you back is yourself.
- Tell yourself you can do it
- Tell yourself you are worth it
- Tell yourself you are going for it