The Art of Being Underestimated

It seems that everywhere we go, there are these ‘sets of people’ – those who like to look down and contemned on others. Always try to make people feel so small, and worse, make them believe they are small and less worthy.

This event of adversity can either result ones to; 1) believe that and quit, or 2) work harder. It is nothing but normal that we mostly just feel like giving up. Especially when it’s related to our progress in career or anything professionally. At certain limit, we feel like it’s far too heavy for us to carry the weight and bring us down.

“One of the best opportunities you can be given in life is to be underestimated.”

It also depends on how we overcome these problems. How we should learn not to take those negative opinions as a life sentence to mediocrity, but rather use this to fuel our motivation to excel.

Line breaks: per|se¦ver|ance
Pronunciation: /pəːsɪˈvɪər(ə)ns/
Meaning: the quality that allows someone to continue trying to do something even though it is difficult

One of a very good way to handle this adversity is by perseverance. It needs one’s dedication, hard work commitment, patience and endurance. It might be difficult at times, but in the end, it’s the realization that challenges along the way are only minor detours on the march to success.

In case we have doubt in our natural instinct of perseverance, try to think back our own experience when we start to be able to walk. The ability didn’t take place on just 1-3 attempts. It took time after time of us getting up on our feet only to fall back down. But that didn’t stop us from getting back up again, and keep trying and trying.

“Our energy is in proportion to the resistance it meets.
We attempt nothing great but from a sense of the difficulties we have to encounter,
we persevere in nothing great but from a pride in overcoming them.”

It’s also a good habit we can practice in life. Not to be discouraged and give up when we face any roadblock. Keep believing in ourselves and never give up anything is possible. It’s not much of surprise if others underestimate us, but never underestimate ourselves~ on what we can accomplish!

In the end, we will be able to savor that nice feeling of accomplishment!


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