Every day you are presented with new opportunities to challenge yourself. You have countless opportunities to think about things differently, to try doing things a new way, or to explore new aspects of your job. Challenging yourself is not easy; it’s so much better when someone else challenges you because then you have someone else to be accountable to. However, it’s very possible that you can create new challenges for yourself every day. You always have the possibility of thinking of new, improved ways of doing things at your office. You always have the option of finding new ways to apply your talents in your workplace. Push yourself out of your comfort zone as often as you can and you’ll be amazed by what you learn.
This goes hand-in-hand with supporting yourself, and it’s such an important thing to do. It might sound cheesy to encourage yourself or give yourself a big pat on the back every day, but it really can make a difference in your life. It’s human nature to want others to encourage us, but it definitely doesn’t hurt you to encourage yourself often. In fact, it will make you feel great about yourself and, as a result, you’ll have a better outlook (and probably better outcomes) at work. In addition, encouraging yourself makes you likely to encourage others too, which makes both you and that other person feel great. So, go on, give yourself a high five just for being awesome!
Trusting yourself sounds like it would be easy. After all, we all trust ourselves, right? Wrong. Many people don’t believe in themselves and don’t have faith that they can complete tasks that they’re very capable of doing. Many people second guess themselves and hesitate to take action because they are not sure if they can accomplish what they set out to do. Trusting yourself is one of the greatest things you can do for yourself. You might not want to admit it, but you’re a lot more capable, a lot stronger, and a lot more prepared than you probably think you are. Believe in yourself and trust that you can do it (whatever “it” is)!