“Never underestimate yourself,” is a cliché aimed at inspiring people to seek out a greater image and potential within themselves. Sure, it sounds good, right? To contemplate that you are, in fact, better than you think you are. That your best is far more than what you’ve thought it to be.
Hearing, “stop underestimating yourself!” may convince you that nobody, not even yourself, is aware of how great you are or can be… but what if you’re not? What if, actually, you are just as good as you’ve thought yourself to be. Or worse, what if all this time you’ve been overestimating yourself? What if the cause for your failures has not been an inability to grasp your greatness but really it has been an ignorance to your own deficiencies?
By Anna Flores