Part of personal growth is having courage. We have to be brave enough to face the parts of ourselves that we do not like and change them. We also have to be brave enough to take the opportunities that present themselves. As we grow in skill, confidence and knowledge doors will open to us but it is still up to us to walk through.
It can be easy to say,'I am not ready for that, they would never pick me, why bother trying.' Well, this is the sort of attitude that holds us back from realizing the dreams we have. To make our lives what we want them to be we have to apply for the positions we want, we have to fight for the recognition we deserve and we have to be brave enough to not be chosen.
Just because we apply for a job, a college or a loan does not mean we will get it, but if we do not apply we surely will not get it. We do need to understand that it is a competition. Just because we are not picked does not mean we were not qualified, it means someone else was more qualified. Our confidence can weather these sorts of setbacks. We can only try and take advantage of the opportunities that come our way.