Guest Post by: Sarah-Lambert Cook of Tuckoo and Moo Cow
Most of the time I feel confident in every step I’m taking, that the choices I’m making now are going to bring all of my business and personal goals into fruition in the near future …and then there are other days where I just feel like I’m someone who happens to get lucky at the craps table.
One of the keys to maintaining success is the mentality of it. It creates an illusion for not only myself, but those I meet. One of the keys to keeping people thinking about you is to appear to have something no one else has–especially some inner light no one else has. Even when things aren’t going the best, I tell myself that they are. This isn’t to say I’m deluding myself when I need to look for other options–I mean that I’m not letting the negative aspects of life get my attitude down.
Keeping myself peppy, confident, and with that go-getter attitude can be a challenge for me. I can easily fall victim to anxiety and have found myself battling long bouts of depression before. It’s a self-destructive snowball effect and the worst part is you can see yourself letting things fall apart without being able to pull yourself together to do a damn thing about it.
For the majority of summer and a good portion of autumn, I was constantly pulling myself from being in one of those bad places. It was tough! And worst of all, I let the confident business owner side of myself slip a little and started to doubt my decisions and my methods.
Self doubt is the worst thing that can happen to any endeavor. A completely talentless person with confidence and charisma can have more success than a very talented one who doesn’t have faith in themselves. Finding that “inner light” to help give you forward moving inertia is a challenge, but the rewards of it are many indeed. Success is a mentality, and holding on to that feeling through thick and thin can keep you afloat.
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