At some point in life, we’ve all felt incapable of something.
- Working through a crisis
- Surviving a tragedy
- Starting a new job
- Sacrificing something for someone else
- Achieving a new skill
- Presenting in front of a group
- Standing up to injustice
- Speaking up when no one else will
- Finding your voice
- Knowing your worth and asking for it from others
And then you do it one time.
And then the next time is a little bit easier (still not easy)
And then you do it again and again and again.
And eventually, you move from feeling incapable to feeling capable.
It doesn’t always mean you feel comfortable when you do it.
Your heart rate might still increase, and your palms might still get a little sweaty.
It’s how our bodies are wired when faced with a situation that demands optimal performance.
One way of moving from feeling incapable to being capable is to do it a little bit at a time.
The skills develop, and alongside it, the confidence develops.