4. Are you ignoring all of the things you do well?
The mind can easily become blind to things that disprove a certain belief it holds. If you feel like a disappointment to yourself or to other people, you might be overlooking those things you are doing well at.
Perhaps you are so preoccupied with climbing the career ladder that you often feel disheartened by your slow rate of progress. And this taints the view you have of the rest of your life. Even if you have a loving partner, good friends, you manage to enjoy some hobbies, and you keep yourself fit and healthy, your mindset is always negative because of your job.
Take a critical look at your own life by imagining it’s actually your friend’s life. Would you look at it and think they are a failure? That they are a disappointment to others? No, you wouldn’t. Believe it or not, you’d probably be quite envious of it. You might think they’ve done pretty well for themselves.
But, for some reason, you don’t currently see this when you consider yourself. You only see the negatives and none of the positives. If you can shift your mindset to one that rejoices in all of the things you have to be grateful for, you’ll disrupt and dislodge those feelings of disappointment.
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