Got any doubts about where you are headed?
Me too. ALL THE TIME.
Jameson Frank said, “Our greatest battles are that with our own minds.”
(Don’t ask me who Jameson Frank is. I tried to look him up to ensure I was not referencing a maniac. I can’t find a lick about him other than this quote. So we will roll with it. It’s a solid quote.)
So how do we… as smart, strong women!… overcome our internal critics?
1. WE OWN HOW FAR WE’VE ALREADY COME.
Stop. Take a long, deep TGIF! breath in.
Now look around. Look at the place you are NOW. Your home, your family, your friends. Your successes, your accomplishments, your GREATNESS.
DAMN, GIRL…You’ve come a long way! Bask in the glory of all you’ve achieved. Soak it in. Think about all you’ve CONQUERED to get this far.
You’ve got this. You’ve got the gumption, strength, courage to face whatever is next because you got HERE today.
2. WE SURROUND OURSELVES WITH WOMEN WHO BELIEVE IN US.
Each time my own gremlins creep in, I reach out to someone who I know has my back. (And in the last 18 months, it’s been a PINK MENTOR NETWORK woman.)
Now, it’s a skill that hasn’t always came easily to me—you know, that ASKING FOR HELP. Ugh. It’s still a challenge sometimes.
But in my own times of self-doubt, I turn to women who I know have battled through their own.
I pull ENERGY from their journeys. I gain GRIT from their lessons. I collect FEARLESSNESS from their stories.
And I carry on.
I invite you to do the same. Come to the next Mentor Dinner on “Overcoming Self-Doubt.”
Fight for what you’ve yet to accomplish by celebrating where you are.
CELEBRATE. BATTLE. REPEAT.
Keep fighting for it. It’ll be worth it.
This piece was featured in the Pink Mentor Network’s June 2018 newsletter. The entire newsletter is available here.