“Why am I good at nothing?”

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You are good, you just don’t know it

That question is just a negative judgement in disguise. A better question would be “what am I good at?”. We might not be the best person to answer it.

I don’t believe there’s anyone (inherently) good at nothing. I say it’s a choice and a matter of perspective.

Who’s judging? Others 👥

So others think you are good at nothing… there’s a number of reasons why they can be wrong.

Maybe they are experts and their standards are over the top. Maybe they are unreasonable and they expect of you too much, too soon. Or maybe they are simply wrong (e.g. J. K. Rowling was rejected 12 times before we was able to publish Harry Potter).

Who’s judging? You 👤

So you think you are good at nothing…

Maybe you are comparing yourself to masters. Maybe you are being too demanding of yourself. Or maybe you are biased (see imposter syndrome bias).

Change of perspective 👓

Here’s my advice, to decrease frustration and boost your self-esteem:

If you still feel you are good at nothing, consider helping something bigger than you.

If you want to discover yourself (your personality traits and what you are good at) then I suggest you do the 15 exercises contained in my e-book “Purpose”. You can get it for Kindle at Amazon or free at Leanpub.