Growing up, I was causing more problems for myself in school. I was scared to speak up, challenge myself and ask for help. I didn’t want to bring attention to myself and
potentially be viewed as a failure.
Finally, at some point as a teen, I grew comfortable enough in my own skin to not care what people at school thought of me.
But, years later, I started working full-time, and that same feeling did creep up inside of me. I was afraid my suggestions would be insignificant to someone with industry knowledge and experience. I wondered what would happen if I started a campaign and it didn’t generate leads. When reviewing a new product and had developed a list of questions, I was embarrassed that I didn’t understand what my peers might.
Being nervous at first is normal, but that does not mean you should not do anything at all.
What happens when employees working for a company do not fully understand the product? The company fails. What happens when you do not speak up? New ideas are not introduced. And, if you decide not to do something because you fear failure, you will remain where you are.
If you are confused, ask for help.
If you have an idea, bring it up during a meeting (or schedule one).
If you are scared to fail, great. It already shows you care.
“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” –