All of my life, I have been an “All or nothing” girl. I go all in and shoot for the top. I have never been much into taking small steps. instead I will spend hours or even days trying to figure out how to make large leaps. I found myself doing more research than work. That being said, I have wasted a lot of time looking when I could have been achieving.
My self-esteem went from a minus 3 from earlier this week and shot up to an 8 by the end of this week. Why? Because I changed my approach. I broke down my tasks into the lowest possible denominator. Then I completed them because they were small enough to make a difference and small enough that I could do them well.
This is what I learned
- Checking items off of your to do list does wonders for your self-esteem
- Getting things accomplished shows you how much MORE you are really capable of doing
- You are no longer at a standstill. You are moving forward.
- You will find yourself in a position to help others. Suddenly, you are in the position to empower others.
- Getting finished is a great ‘high’! This feels great. And no one can take away what I completed.
But don’t just take my word for it. Here is what others have to say:
Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment. – Thomas Carlyle
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal – Thomas Jefferson
I feel liberated, empowered, inspired and motivated. Fear holds you back from achieving what you want in life – Ricki-Lee Coulter
One step at a time towards my goals and my self-esteem.
Ayoka Boyce is a published author (aka Nikki P. Serene), blogger, writing coach and Mentor. She is the founder of All Write RVA, a not for profit organization that promotes writing and literacy, and the creative director of MORE Magazine.