Don’t wait for others to pick you
Remember the days back in school or in sports when you were waiting to be picked for playing on a team? What if no one picked you and you were the last one in line? How did that make you feel? That was anxiety pure. Worse yet, it trained you to believe you have no choice in this transaction – you learned not picking yourself from a very young age on.
Even more unfortunate is that this picking and choosing moves along in education and later your career. You apply for college and you get picked to come onboard. You look for work, apply for a job and you get picked. Annual reviews are held and you are told what your performance was and what it should be. You get picked more often than you may realize. So, do you really not have a choice?
You do have a choice and a voice and most of all you do need to be the one of all people who needs to pick yourself first. Hold nothing back. You deserve using your talents in order to reach your full potential. It would be selfish and outright egotistical to hold them back. How dare your team coach, boss, etc. telling you that you cannot make progress and what you are here to do? No one should be limiting you. That also includes you! Who do you want to be? Pick yourself first and then look for the team that needs you for whom you are about to become. Money will all but automatically follow you whatever you choose to do and who you want to be.