I have a hard time with self-confidence. I will fold if you challenge me – I assume always that you (anyone) is right and that I am wrong.
Not so recently I have had a professional meltdown. And I realized something really, incredibly, profoundly important.
I am actually pretty good at what I do but my success is tied to my employers ability to realize my strengths and use them.
I am in a position now where I feel like I am being constantly setup for failure.
And that has never happened to me before. I have alway been fortunate enough to have a boss/manager realize my strengths and utilize them to make both the company and myself successful.
So I am struggling in this new arena where my input, my thoughts, my words are ignored every day. And I am put consistently in situations where I can’t be effective and productive.
I never realized how fortunate I was before – I do know – and I thank every single one of my past employers for supporting me, for finding the best in me, for helping me grow.