I love a good blog post inspiring people to let go of self-doubt and ask for what you want. This is a great blog I found on LinkedIn and wanted to share. She mentions the importance of letting go of self-doubt, because that's what keeps people from asking for what they want. Well, I want to add how you do that.
I suggest letting go of the attachment you have to the opinion of negative people who don't add value to any critique they may have. What I mean by that, sometimes we get negative feedback from people with no encouraging words to go with it. We could dwell on it and allow that negativity to feed our self-doubt. It's sad, but not everyone is good at giving feedback with grace like my good friend and communications expert Colette Carlson. So, before you attach 100% truth to the negativity of others, do some soul searching to see if there is a grain of truth and look at it – then move on. I know it's hard to do because it's so tempting to wallow in negativity brought on by others. But, if you attach too much to the opinion of negative people, that feeds your self-doubt. And, if you're not careful, it will suck the life out of your dreams!
So the blog below is about asking for what you want. I just wanted to add to HOW you let go of the self-doubt so you can more confidently raise your hand and lean in.
From your trying to deal with negative feedback with grace motivational speaker, Marilyn Sherman