Self Criticism Can Help You Attain Greatness

Before you go any further, please take the time to read this article:

This Fast Company article fell under a post that had 11 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Actually Keep.  As I started the article, I wasn’t on board with that they were trying to pitch me be saying that a lack of confidence can be more beneficial to being overly confident.  As I continued the post, I realized what the author was trying to get across to the readers.

If you are realistic about your flaws, you can put more focus to overcome those to attain higher levels of success.

I don’t think that you are meant to walk around with this woe-is-me mentality, because that is downright depressing for everyone around you.  I think that you must be truthful with yourself to understand what holds you back from being the best you can be.  The author spoke about his lack of public speaking skills, and to overcome that flaw, he would video tape himself as he practiced repeatedly.  Being aware of what holds you back can help push you closer to your goals.

That brings me to my final thought.  I truthfully feel that ANYONE can be WHATEVER they want if they are willing to put in the time and the effort.  Some of us are going to take to certain trades and hobbies easier that others. Some of us can draw better than others, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t work day in and day out on that weaker trait, to become a solid artist.  Personally, I do not feel that I am the most talented writer, but I know that if I can make it a habit to write daily, I will improve vastly.

In closing, I hope this can motivate you to embrace those recessive genes and put the extra effort in to improve upon those and reach the mountain top.


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