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49 FACE YOUR FEARS - THE FEAR OF NOT BEING GOOD ENOUGH
Dec 14, 2015
Jane Jackson : Career Management Coach | LinkedIn | Branding | Job Search | Business and Career Coach
Episode 49: The Fear of Not Being Good Enough. As we come to the end of 2015, many of us make New Year’s resolutions – to get fit, lose weight, get that new job, relax more, smile more, have fun again. How many of us, year after year, let those resolutions slip within weeks? Why is this?
I wonder if the reason is connected to our self-esteem?
Ask yourself, “Do I deserve to be trim, taut and terrific? Do I deserve that new job? Do I deserve to be relaxed, to be able to smile, to have fun?” If you are hesitating, examine your self-esteem. Be honest with yourself.
Fear that is connected to your self-esteem can affect everything you do in life.
You may settle for a job that you hate and doesn’t pay enough because you think that you aren’t clever enough or strong enough to handle more responsibility. You may remain in a relationship that makes you unhappy because you think that you don’t deserve to be treated in such a way that makes you feel good about yourself.
You may avoid making the positive changes to improve your life. If you don’t believe you deserve better life circumstances, you aren’t going to be able to create them.
Think about this: You were born with rights. You deserve to be the best you can be. You deserve to behave in such a way that will enable you to achieve all you can to command respect. You deserve to be as good as anyone that you admire. You can be who you want to be.
Do you believe you deserve what you hope for? You have a choice. Choose to believe in yourself. Then nothing will hold you back from being good enough to achieve your goals. For help in dealing with your fears, visit www.janejacksoncoach.com