We all want to feel credible and
capable and legitimate.
No matter how actualized we are in our opinion of
ourselves, there isn’t an entrepreneur alive who isn’t searching for the stamp
that says they are valid. It’s what keeps us going. It’s what builds momentum.
Even in small doses, that initial proof of competence is what gives us faith in
our business. Without it, we’re forever at the mercy of our perceived
What we need, then, is concrete evidence from an objective third
party. Proof that we’re capable of creating real value in the world.
the first time I received an email, out of the blue, from a complete stranger,
who wanted to pay me money, to provide his company a service.
To me, that was a
miracle. The fact that it happened at all meant that it was possible. And that
was enough evidence to convince me to keep moving my story forward.
day forth, I vowed to invest more time and energy offering myself to the world
in service, in exchange for money. I practiced asking people to buy every day
of my life. And after a few years, my feelings of lack began to subside.
Proving to me, that human beings may be good at convincing themselves of how
inadequate they are in the face of life’s challenges, but imagination works
And so, if we have the neurons to beat ourselves up, that must also
mean we have the capacity to train ourselves to see the great miracle as well.
Because once we see what we’re capable of, once we start believing in
ourselves, we can never go back.
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