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Raise Your Game: How to succeed at work by Peter J. A. Shaw

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Chapter 6. Believe You Can Do Difficult Things

Believing you can do difficult things is at the heart of raising your game. This is not self-belief based on an inflated sense of your own self-importance, it is self-belief rooted in your competence, self-worth and values. Self-belief comes from recognising your own qualities and acknowledging the contribution you are making to the world, either by virtue of the expectations of others or by a more private, inner conviction arising from personal affirmation or faith. Honing your ability to do difficult things perpetuates a growth in self-confidence and effectiveness.

Why is believing you can do difficult things important?

Continuing to strive to do difficult things keeps us alert and growing in effectiveness ...

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