Being underestimated can be truly empowering and drive you to absolute success
Don’t you just hate it when someone underestimates you, while they don’t even have the slightest idea of what you’re capable of?
But don’t you just love seeing their completely astonished facial expressions when you prove them all wrong?
In today’s hostile world, there would be many times when someone might underestimate you.
Your colleagues might not believe you’re as good as them because you’re too quiet. Your boss might think you’re not qualified enough for a promotion, even though you have devoted your life to your job. Or maybe your partner never believed you could change. But do you know what? Being underestimated can be extremely empowering.
Oftentimes, people’s negative perceptions about you can serve as an ultimate stimulant for you to take the first step towards a much-needed transformation.
Having your abilities, skills, and competences underestimated is one of the greatest competitive advances.
When people don’t believe you’re good enough, they trigger an urge in you to show them who you really are. And when they can’t see the fierce fighter that you are, you get motivated to uphold and demonstrate your true powers.
Unfortunately, many people don’t believe in themselves enough to respond to being belittled with a smile and determination. They find it intensely difficult to embrace their talents, strengths, and proficiency, while someone puts them down without even knowing them. Not everyone can bear the weight of this adversity.
If you’re one of these people, there is something you need to understand. There are two types of emotional pains. The one that crushes your spirit, and the one that lifts you. It is entirely up to you which one you will allow to take over your headspace. If you choose to respond to the pain with the dedication to improve today’s version of yourself, you will surely find the strength within you to change for the better.
Finding the motivation in being underestimated is much simpler than it might seem.
All you need to do is to remind yourself of a moment when someone belittled you, and you took advantage of the situation to prove them wrong.
A single downfall can inspire you to take over the world. The challenges life brings you can trigger an unknown power within you, that will show you the way to your personal improvement and success. And if these challenges include people looking down on you, what you need to do is show them who you really are. However, proving others you’re not as weak as they might see you, shouldn’t be something you do for them. It should be something you do for your inner peace and personal growth.
What’s more, having someone making you question your worth and core beliefs isn’t necessarily a bad thing. This might lead you to dig deeper into your soul and find essential truths about yourself you never knew. What comes out of those truths might be a more authentic, real you.
Moreover, this may help you understand that sometimes we have to let go of things and people that no longer serve our growth and help us move forward. Letting someone hold you back is as toxic as holding someone back itself. That’s why the people you surround yourself with play a significant role in your life path.
These people need to be there for you, to support you, and to uplift you. But they also need to be honest with you and tell you whenever you’re making a mistake. They need to push you forward and believe in your potential. You need to be surrounded by people who are on your side, appreciate you for who you are, and know exactly what you’re capable of. The ones that tear you down and make you doubt yourself by underestimating your powers have no place in your inner circle.
Sooner or later, you will learn how to reveal your true nature and love yourself for it, regardless of what people say or believe. Until then, know that the power you need to move forward is already hiding within you. All you need to do is embrace it and listen to your intuition. And if someone tries to underestimate you, let them. You owe nothing to anyone but yourself.
Have you ever been underestimated?
What did you do to deal with the situation? Let us know your story in the comment section.