Sometimes we can be pretty hard on ourselves, especially if we slip up and make mistakes. There are times when you may find it difficult to love yourself. But you are awesome. You just need to believe in yourself! After all, you’ve already done the hard work and have become a competent health care professional, a bona fide MSP. You’ve already done it!
It’s easy to look ahead and think of all the things you need to do. Sometimes, though, you need to step back and look at everything that you have already accomplished. Your hard work and perseverance have gotten you this far. Be proud of yourself for where you are!
It’s important to remember to take a breath and be kind to yourself. Stop the negative self-talk. To quote Don Draper from TV’s Mad Men, “If you don’t like what they are saying, change the conversation.” That means you need to disregard what’s happening around you and change the conversation in your head. Really, truly believe that you are more than enough. Stop comparing yourself to others. We’re all human – we all make mistakes. In fact, making mistakes is how we learn!
Remember, everything you have is right in front of you. You have a job, colleagues, mentors, and a caring advisor in me. You have everything you need to be happy, fulfilled, and successful. All you need to do is just look around!