• Michael Dahdal

Selling Yourself Short

Updated: Jan 3, 2020


You can have the best of intentions, but that ultimately means nothing if you keep selling yourself short.

For what you’re placing value in, is not so much reflected in your intentions, or even in what you say, but ultimately in what you do and how you spend your time.

What you give your attention to and the choices you make, are much more indicative of your priorities than any statement of intention (or belief) you could ever make.

Because it’s your actions, that reflect reality and tells the world the harsh truth about you and what it is you ultimately value.

If you say you’re going to do something and you don’t do, that says something about you.

If you want to do something, but you hesitate or procrastinate, that says something about you.

The key then is to align your intentions, and your words, with your actions.

This is the real challenge, and this is what brings with it actual contentment.

It’s in your ability to read between the lines and understand where you’re selling yourself short, highlighting the needs you’re failing to attend to.

What you’re avoiding or neglecting.

What potential you’re failing to live up to.

What opportunities you’re failing to take advantage of.

What promise you’re failing to fulfil, be it to yourself or to others.

Because if you say you want to get fit, but you’re not consistently active, that says something about how important fitness is to you when measured against the other things you do instead.