For too long now I’ve been one of those people who will let doubts get in the way of the possibility of something good happening. Even though I am very much a positive person, I still struggle to come to terms with believing that I can do it. Are you good at doubting yourself?

Motivation being this post

I instantly become a person who starts to believe. It’s time to stop being afraid. Time to say yes.

Rather than saying: ‘I don’t think it’ll go anywhere’, I need to start saying ‘I’m doing this to see if it leads anywhere.’ Taking chances doesn’t mean things will always work out the way you hope. However, it does mean that you’re being courageous to see where it can take you.

I remember a couple of interviews ago, I sat in a waiting room. At first I was alone waiting for the appointment time to get closer. Soon afterwards, another young woman entered the room who was also being interviewed for the same role. Rather than feeling more nervous on this particular experience, I smiled, stuck my head up high and waited.

Have more faith

The man who was interviewing me said I was up first. I smiled, shook his hand and said9 it’s great to meet you thanks for inviting me in. The interview was underway and I actually had more work with me than I needed.

I look back at previous interviews over the last two years. Wow I have changed. My characteristics are definitely still there. However, I feel a greater sense of independence, strength, and determination.

Believe and take chances

I believe in myself more now.

I might not get the job or create the piece of writing they’re looking for. But that doesn’t mean to say that I can’t try.

As I mentioned in a previous post, I applied to BBC’s Journalism Trainee Scheme a few weeks ago. I received an email earlier this week to say I’d be invited to complete an online assessment. I might not progress any further but that doesn’t mean to say I’m not allowed to try. I must have some potential/personality they’re looking for if I managed to get to that stage.

I’ve got interviews coming up tomorrow. I might not have all of the experience they are looking for in a candidate. The thing is, over thinking these particular things shouldn’t get in the way of you attending that interview. You’ve been invited so you shouldn’t worry yourself too much. As long as you prepare the best you can and show them all you have to offer, what more can you do?

Carry on

And the best piece of advice I can give is, to carry on with your most positive mind-set possible. Just because one employer hasn’t selected you, doesn’t mean the right one isn’t out there for you.

I’ve had my fair share of interviews and I’m only coming to my last month of being a 22-year-old. I’ve had tonnes of rejections. I don’t let it doubt my ability anymore. Instead, it makes me want to go out there and prove that the right employer is out there for me rather than trying to be the right employee for another company.

It’s time to start focusing on who you are and where you can go. The next time you start to doubt yourself tell yourself these 3 things:

  • I am intelligent
  • I am strong
  • I can make it

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