Monday, April 9, 2012

You Will Because You Can!

Last week I went to lunch with an old coworker and dear friend. She's the type of person who you can guarantee to get a birthday card in the mail on the exact date, a Halloween card just because and a random text just to check in. So of course for our lunch date she came with a bottle of wine and a card to wish me luck at my new job. (She's awesome) What I loved was what she wrote in the card. "You'll be great! Remember...You will because you can!"

And she's right. So right. The only thing keeping you from greatness is yourself. Insecurities can chip away at your confidence and can get you lost in self doubt and if you succumb to it, you only have yourself to blame. I've been on edge since I found out I got the position. Every negative thought flooding my mind. What if I don't live up to their expectations? What if I can't figure it out? And so on and so on. Then I read the card and I realized I got the job because I can, because I am qualified and there is no reason for all this negative awfulness. It helped put it in perspective.

So whether it is a new job, querying, writing a new WIP, or anything for that matter, rise above the negative thoughts and be fabulous. Because you can.

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8 comments:

  1. Excellent words of encouragement! I think I will hold on to those for times when things seem impossible!

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  2. Great motto! Going to keep that in mind when I'm editing. :)

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  3. Love this. I think I'm going to pin it onto my laptop :)

    And GOOD LUCK at your job! Though you won't need it ;)

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  4. Great advice from a good friend. It's so true!

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  5. What a great friend. It's good to have those to remind us that we can do it. It's so easy to forget sometimes.

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  6. Great words of encouragement! So true!

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  7. Ohhhh... LOVED this. Thanks so much for this, Theresa. I think this is something we need to be reminded of... oh, daily, at LEAST. :D

    Awesome post!

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