By Stephanie Ciccarelli
October 27, 2009
Have you received opportunities only to turn them down because you're not giving yourself enough credit?
Many people find it difficult to identify the value or beauty in within themselves that others can plainly see.
Opportunity can come knocking when you least expect it... opportunities also present themselves to you for a reason.
Are you seizing the day? If not, let this VOX Daily article convince you otherwise!
I've run into a number of people over the years who fail to realize their own uniqueness.
When I am interested in a story or a tidbit pertaining to someone's career, I tend to ask them for an interview in order to learn more about that specific aspect of their life so that I may share their story with others and acknowledge their success.
On occasion, a person I've requested an interview with will decline the opportunity or downplay their achievement because they feel that:
à¹ Their story isn't important enough
à¹ Their achievement is small in comparison to the accomplishments of others
à¹ Their career hasn't yet hit the perceived height deserving of media coverage
Some people, creative people in particular, can be so hard on themselves! Receiving compliments can be difficult for artists too, because by nature, we are our own worst critics.
Perhaps you or someone you know has even turned down job opportunities because they felt undeserving!
If there is anything you can take from what I'm sharing today, I hope it is this:
When opportunity comes knocking, answer it with a joyful heart! The person asking you values who you are, is interested in what you do, and wants to let others know about your achievements. If you doubt yourself or your talent, you may have lost your chance to touch countless others and receive recognition where recognition is due.
If a blogger, journalist, casting director, or a customer can see something special in you, let them shine light upon your talent.
Regardless of how insignificant you may think an achievement is, it is worth celebrating!
I'd love to hear about your experiences! Has opportunity knocked at your door and how you did you respond to its invitation?
Looking forward to hearing from you,
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