The Real Benefit of Having Proof of Your Achievements
There’s something magical about having proof of your achievements.
The big deal about proof is NOT simply that it gives weight to your words and makes your prospects believe what you’re saying.
Proof also makes YOU think differently about yourself. When you’ve got video evidence, verbal testimony and performance data to show that you walk the talk, you’re MORE CONFIDENT.
You’ve probably felt the frustration of being certain that you know something, or can do something, and yet no matter what you tell people, they refuse to listen.
It’s tough. It sucks. But for the time being, we live in a proof paradigm. A credibility paradigm. So you’ve gotta play the game for now. (Until we get to the “reason” paradigm when people trust your words simply because they are perfectly logical).
If you don’t have irrefutable proof that you can whip out at a moment’s notice to back up your claims, then every word you say is going to be laced with doubt.
You might think you can fake it. But stand up from the kid’s table, and try to play your proofless hand against a shark. Not so easy now, is it?
I’ve heard “fake it till you make it”.
I think “fake it until you can prove it”, is better.
But even better than that…?
Get out there right now and get proof of your achievements!
When you’ve got the proof, you’ll feel like an enhanced version of your former self.
No longer held back by the knee-jerk skepticism, you will be free to boldly make your claims.
Get the proof, and your prospects will see the sincerity and certainty on your face, and hear it in your voice. You got this.
– Aleksander Vitkin