Am I good enough?
Most top performers never feel good enough. They have fears and doubts but they don’t let them stand in their way. They just keep working, doing and improving.
Am I smart enough?
Probably not. That’s what resources (i.e. libraries, people, etc…) are for.
Am I pretty (or handsome) enough?
Yes, to the people who matter. The rest of the world doesn’t.
What if I fail?
It will hurt but how you respond is up to you. You’ll either use it as fuel to propel you forward or use it to poison and destroy you.
Do I have what it takes?
Deep down you already know this. You know whether you have the ability to stick with something for three months versus fifteen years.
Don’t be ashamed of being honest with yourself. You know yourself better than anyone. So only follow the paths that truly interest you.
Need some motivation (and brutal honesty mingled with humor)? Try this video:
Why you will fail to have a great career: Larry Smith
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