I understand that we all see ourselves as the quintessential professional. You have studied and endured to make it to the top. Just when you think all your hard work and dedication is about to pay off, you experience a feeling of defeat you have never encountered before.
You keep going and you start to feel run down and you can’t get enough sleep. Sunday’s start to bring anxiety and dread overtakes you. You don’t know what to do. You want a career, but now you don’t know if you have what it takes. What happened?
Usually, somewhere along your journey you encountered someone or a situation that has shaken your confidence. You usually don’t recognize this until it has happened. You begin to doubt yourself and your skills. The skills that you spent years cultivating and honing to reach your level of professional status. When this happens, what can you do?
Understand that you are going through a rough patch and it will pass. However, how you come through may lead you in another direction. Be open.
Realize that anyone trying to shake your confidence is someone who sees your potential and feels threatened. They will do anything to keep their place at the top.
Recognize it’s all part of greater plan. Although it is difficult to endure this time, you will come out stronger and confident.
That which tries to tear you down usually bring the opposite effect. You become exactly what they are trying to block you from being. Life is a journey, but just know that during the journey there will be adventure. The adventure usually can only be appreciated when it is over, so gather your Moxie and face it with courage!