How to Convince Your Coworkers You're Not the Person Who Lives Under Their Desk and Snacks on Baguettes at Night
Is it impossible for you to get ahead at work because your coworkers think you build intricate windmill farms out of saltine crackers under their desks? Don't worry—we've got an easy fix. Never feel shamed by baguette-shaped crumbs again!
Here's how to convince your coworkers you're not a disgusting slob who snacks on baguettes overnight under their desks instead of sleeping like a normal person. It's really just a matter of getting Stella's groove back.
Don't Be Afraid to Be Relevant
When we're afraid of what others think of us, we try to avoid being in situations where we might be judged. This fear can make us miss out on a lot of opportunities because we don't want to make our presence known. Sometimes it's the fear of being judged that holds us back and makes us feel like we're not enough. When you let that fear take over, you're afraid to be relevant. You're afraid to be seen as you are and judged for it, even though being judged for your real self is an inevitable part of life. Instead of running from the fear, just embrace it and be relevant. Let other people see you and what you do so they can decide whether or not they want to be relevant in their own lives as well. Let them see who you are and what you do so they can decide whether or not they want to be relevant too. The more relevant you are, the more opportunities will come your way.
Some people are afraid to be relevant because they feel their work isn't good enough and they don't want to be judged as a bad person if they show it to others. They think if they wait until their work is perfect, they'll never show anyone. That's crazy! Just let people see your work as it is and trust that if it's relevant, others will find it relevant too. If everyone else thinks it's great or at least good enough, then so will you! You just have to let people see what you've got and be relevant in that moment, even if the moment isn't perfect yet.
Don't Be Afraid to Be Wrong
We all make mistakes, yet often we're afraid of them because we don't want others to think we're not perfect or smart enough or whatever else it is we think we aren't now that we've made one—or more than one! We have a big fear of being wrong because of how irrational we become when we think about making mistakes, but worst of all is that fear keeps us from making anything at all because we're too scared to try anything new where mistakes might happen in the first place.
When you let fear guide your choices, you lose out on the chance to make something interesting and worthwhile before it even has a chance to exist in the first place—even if there's a chance that thing might end up being wrong at some point anyway. So stop being afraid of being wrong! If you try things and make mistakes, there's no way not to be wrong sometimes anyway so just live with it instead of letting fear stop you from making something at all in the first place because even if your first attempt fails, you can still learn from what went wrong so long as you don't let fear win by preventing any chances for failure in the first place!
Don't Be Afraid to Be Imperfect
When someone says "don't be afraid" it usually means "don't be afraid of something scary", but true bravery comes when we realize there's no reason to be afraid at all—whether something scary is involved or not doesn't matter; even when we feel no real threat, there's still an imaginary one created by our own minds in an effort to protect us from whatever might harm us in some way or another (which is good because it keeps us safe). When it comes down to it, though, very few things really do cause harm—and those things can all be overcome with effort, practice, and patience anyway—so there's no reason to allow fear to control our lives at all if it isn't actually doing anything useful for us anymore (if ever).
We can finally overcome our fears when we realize they're actually just imaginary worries that don't have any reason to exist because nothing actually threatens us anymore—or never did in the first place—so we can start living like real human beings instead of animals cowering in corners out of fear that something will hurt us when it never did before anyway (and probably never will). So next time something seems scary and overwhelming, don't let your imagination turn a tiny little problem into an impossible threat; instead, realize there's nothing actually threatening about it at all so that you can overcome your fears and move forward in your life instead of remaining stuck under its desk eating baguettes every night! Also check out our post about overcoming your fears using pictures.