Last week I found out that my Speech-Language Pathology Master’s program is ranked 30th in the US. My first thought was, how the hell did I get in? It was then that I realised that self-doubt is a heck of a thing. What I should have asked was: Why wouldn’t I get in? I had good grades, a solid resume, an interesting story and I worked my butt off!
Why was I so quick to discredit my accomplishments? I blame the world we live in. We are incredibly competitive and are constantly being told we’re not good enough. If we hear it often enough we start to believe it and in comes self doubt.
Why are we so quick to discredit our accomplishments? There has to be something each of us is absolutely fantastic at, no matter how trivial or useless we think it seems. Whenever we doubt ourselves, we must think about that thing, remind ourselves that we’re God’s greatest gift to man, den wheel an’ come again! Hell, even if we feel like God’s okay gift to man, we’ll just pretend we’re the greatest and strive for our goals.
Just remember, perfection is unattainable, mistakes are inevitable, and neither should sway us on our journey to success.