This post is not just about how to successfully scale a job interview or some "10 tips to getting a job" prose. It is about your ability to convince others about you. In life, if you are not convinced about yourself, you will never be able to convince others about you. Do you know there is a way you can ask people for help and by the time you're done asking, they will almost have no choice but to help? It is not by making a pity party or getting them to sympathize with you. Your ability to convince them would cause them to have so much 'caught your vision' such that they can do all in their power to help you.
There are three ways to convince yourself about yourself before attempting to convince others about you; three questions you must find answers to;
WHAT do I want?
I have always said, if you don't know what you want, be ready to get anything. Many of us are not convinced about what we want and as such, it's hard to even ask people. Have you ever asked people for help before and after you've said all, they still ask, "So, what exactly would you like me to do for you?"
WHY do I want it?
I was watching XFactor USA last night and I noticed the one question the judges kept asking the contestants was, "why are you in this competition?" Your ability to answer the 'why' question will determine how determined you are to get what you want.
HOW will I get it?
What do you currently have that can get you that thing? Energy, passion, skills, experience, drive? Knowing what you have will help you know what you're lacking; thus fueling your ability to convince others about you or your vision.
I'd stop here. Remember, if you are not convinced about yourself, you will never be able to convince others about you.
Thanks for reading.
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