Going back to many years ago when I was still a teenager, I never thought that someday I would be very proud of my career path. I used to be very insecure, had a lot of doubts, pessimistic, and so many other negative thoughts that could only hold me back in the years to come.
Many years have passed me by, many things happened, and apparently, I’m no longer the girl that I used to be.
I know what I’m doing at work, I never give up, I never doubt my capabilities, and I’m a strong believer that I can survive anything that can possibly happen at work. It may not be easy, but at the end of the day, I’ll find a way to make it happen!
How could I change that much? Well, just one blog will never be enough to tell it all, but one thing for sure; one of the keys of my self-confidence was the people’s beliefs on me; on the things that I was capable of, on the future that they said I could have as mine.
Back in junior high school, I met a guy who told me how to dream. Who told me how smart I was. Who made believe that I could do a lot better in my life.
In the senior high school, I met a senior who endorsed me to lead the school body. He said he saw a leader quality in me. He did all the best he could just to make me win the election. I only won the third place, but that was the first time I learned how to lead a team.
In my final year in the college, a lecturer told that I could be anything I wanted. He believed that I could go far in my career.
And then when my career started, regardless where I worked, I always met all those bosses who tremendously believed in my capabilities.
The first boss who fought for my first promotion (even though I thought it was technically impossible).
Another boss who trusted me to manage a middle size team even when I was just 25 years old.
And many other bosses who trusted me with new responsibilities at work.
They saw the qualities that I failed to see it in me. They believed in me even when nobody else did, not even myself! They encouraged me, they told me I would be more than just fine, and at the end of the day, they were all right. They were always right.
I also have a lot people say all those horrible things to me. Who down talked me, laughed at my dreams, the ones who always tried to make me feel like I have failed myself. But I don’t care! I don’t believe in people who don’t believe in me. And somehow in fact, those mean people; they were just wrong.
So yes, I thank all the people who believe in me. Who told me frankly the good things in me that only made me want to do even better than before. They may not stay forever in my life, but they are certainly not the ones to forget for the rest of my life.
Thank them, the people who believe in you, anytime you have a chance. But did you know? No matter how much they believe in you, it will never make you any better person if you do not believe in yourself.
Have some faith! Because sometimes, you’re more capable that you realize.