When they doubt themselves, we are easily able to inspire, encourage, and invigorate them up with all sorts of compliments. As importantly, we truly believe what we’re telling them too.
Yet, when we are talking about ourselves we are not as good of a friend.
Should the black cloud of doubt float into our own sky, we can easily lose confidence and dismiss our talents.
If you’re feeling down and out, discouraged about your progress, or doubtful that you’ll make it to your goal, ask yourself, “What would I tell my best friend if she felt this way?”
Then repeat it to yourself.
(Of course, you can always call a friend and hear it first hand.)