Jan 18, 2016 - Are you seeking validation? Are you out to prove something that is putting a greater emphasis on the need to prove it versus accomplishing it? Do you feel the need to have others confirm to you that you are good at what you do? While challenging yourself and gaining kudos from others has merit, when the focus is more on the validation, making it the why behind what you are trying to achieve, it can easily begin to feel like a constant "not quite ever good enough" mindset. This can wreak havoc on both your confidence and your ability to focus on what truly matters to you.
Take an MM&I Moment to assess if your mindset may be leading you down a self-conflicting pathway. Why do you feel the need to prove what you are doing? Is it to make an impression on someone or is it truly focused on proving something that has yet to have been done before? Why is it important to you to have others' blessings or support in what you do? Is it to give yourself permission to pursue it, or is it truly to help you achieve it through the contributions they can also make in the process? By putting things into perspective, with a focus on advancing what you are trying to do instead of questioning if it is something you should do, you are confirming that it is something you really want to be doing. Then your faith in what you are doing will guide you where you ultimately desire to go.
Synergized Quote of the Week
"Faith is knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof." - Kahill Gibran
Yours in synergistic thinking,