“There are moments in our career, life, and relationships when we are not feeling good about who, what, and where we are.”
— Dr. Ivan Joseph
Adversity is an inevitable part of life. When challenges present themselves all at once, we can start to doubt our abilities, values, and purpose.
A skill we can use to control this storm of uncertainty is our self-confidence. Knowing that we can endure change and find a solution to something difficult brings pride and satisfaction. The unfortunate reality is that every new situation is unpredictable and they rarely go according to plan.
Failure is bad. Our parents, teachers, and coaches taught us how to avoid it while the rest of society conditions us to look down upon it.
With the rise of social media, people are constantly sharing their achievements. An extraordinary talent, unique skill, or professional ability is a regular occurrence on our news feeds.
People start to believe that success is instant, natural, and abundant. We simultaneously tell ourselves we failed at something when we don’t see the same results we find online. …