Have you ever questioned whether you were qualified for a role? It may have been a job you were interviewing for, a new promotion at work, a creative venture you embarked upon, or even being a parent.
I believe we are “always qualified” and “never qualified” simultaneously in life. Plato said “We do not learn, that what we call learning is only a process of recollection.” So we have everything we need already within us.
My favorite author Napoleon Hill stated, “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” I firmly believe this. I can prove it through in my own life and in countless others whose lives prove it to be true.
Why do we second-guess our qualifications? I propose it is because we have doubt that we are good enough or that we think we can’t learn what is required to venture out onto a new limb.
Now I am not suggesting that you can decide to become a neurosurgeon overnight. Oh it is totally possible you can do it, but it would take time and effort to accomplish it. You would have to put in the time and prepare.
What I am proposing is that if you believe you are capable enough, intelligent enough and can totally commit to it, why should you doubt you can become a neurosurgeon. If your mind can conceive it and believe it, I have faith you can achieve it.
You have the right and perhaps even the responsibility to those around you to pursue that dream. If you prepare and put in the time, you will become qualified.
Why not you?