Years ago when I was in martial arts, my instructor was talking to me about maybe trying out for the Olympic team. I did not take it serious for I thought “who am I?”
That’s a destructive thought.
Many months later I was discussing that conversation with someone and this person told me
“Your instructor would not have asked you to go if he thought you would fail.”
Since then I have learned to believe in people who believe in me and to not sabotage a potentially good thing.
In life when someone tells you that you can succeed at something, it’s more than likely because they truly believe you can do it. I would not have stepped out as a speaker if it had not been for my patients and co-workers believing I could and telling me I should. I challenge you to believe in people who support you.