FAITH IN YOUR OWN ABILITY
“Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him.” – Booker T. Washington
One of the things that hold us back is a lack of faith in our own abilities. We are either shy, scared or we hold ourselves back because we don’t want to appear pushy, especially if we think we might end up a laughing stock. Maybe this is more of a self-deprecating British trait, but I’m sure there are others across the world that has had similar feelings.
And yet if someone gives us a job to do, we don’t want to let them down. We may have to seek help or advice to complete the task, but once we have been given responsibility for something, we want to fulfil that task to the best of our ability.
The very fact that we have been trusted with the job, tells us that the person who asked us thinks we are capable of doing it and that they trust us to complete it. Our self-respect and self-belief increases as a result of being given responsibility and trust by another person, it helps us to step up in our own estimation of ourselves and to be someone who contributes more in many future circumstances.
On the other side of the coin we don’t ask others to do things for us because we don’t believe they will do the job the way we would. And yet if we never delegate we will be stuck doing the same things over and over. We will not be given the opportunity to grow and stretch ourselves and those who we could delegate to will also be unable to grow and stretch themselves too.
Increase your faith in humanity today, give some of your responsibilities to others and give yourself the opportunity to grow. Life on Earth will be better as a result. Oh and by the way, you may have to advise and help those you are delegating to until they get the hang of things.