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Do you ever find yourself undervaluing yourself and overcompensating for either yourself or others?
If you do, it can be a big sign that you’re experiencing low confidence and self-doubt.
In today’s world, it’s very common to feel the huge pressure to both acknowledge and satisfy or exceed high expectations. You may even feel the pressure to match or outshine the competition posed by others and of course the biggest competition you face, which is of course yourself!
We’ve all been there. It can irritate you, frustrate you, prevent you from moving forwards or gaining perspective and generally keep you going round in circles. Yep, it’s the dreaded hang-up.
The truth is that hang-ups don’t just appear out of thin air. They are either deeply rooted in our lives or triggered by our own experiences. You may even find yourself consciously or unconsciously reliving or picking up other people’s baggage.
Have you ever felt stuck in a rut? Or perhaps you feel as though you lack clarity, direction or purpose? It may even seem that life or work has become staid and you either find yourself living a monotonous day-to-day pattern, or perhaps you’ve become bored or stuck with the status quo and need to feel inspired again?
It’s no secret that at one time or another we all go through this, including me!
How many of us experience a fear of rejection? I would guess that most, if not all of us have experienced this at one time or another.
In a world of social media, ‘likes’, and splashing our lives across media platforms we are living in a world where sometimes it may feel like we are all part of one giant and inescapable PR scoop focused on the idea of being ‘liked’, accepted or followed.
How do you respond to change and the unexpected?
Are you a planner? If so, you’ll know what It’s like to plan for every situation. Perhaps you have a plan A, a plan B and even a plan C? I know that I certainly love the whole process of planning- the stationary, setting out goals, taking action and actually achieving those goals. Yet the truth is that we cannot plan for everything and change is inevitable!
Have you ever encountered that person who is a great orator, especially when it comes to highlighting their skills, role or work and personal achievements? Perhaps they advertently or inadvertently compare or contrast themselves to other people or even yourself, making themselves known to be a leader, the successful one or the specialist’? And perhaps they’re even the first to be heard, seen or talked about whether in your own social circle, professionally or across social media?