For Leaders, It’s Never Too Late to Believe Again

Dr. Angela M. Shuttlesworth
3 min readDec 4, 2017


It is possible.

Your immediate response to seeing those three words is more telling than you may realize. When considering if you believe in your power to accomplish your goal, you may believe that the size of your “it” in it is possible is what matters most; however, that is not the case. It’s as simple as accepting that either you are believer, or you are not.

For example, there is a saying — “how you do one thing, is how you do all things,” and it applies to your choice to believe as well. If you stop to question your ability to accomplish small tasks, surely it will show up for the big ones as well. So what do you do about it?

Start by discovering why or why not you choose to believe in your abilities. We could easily say it’s solely rooted in who’s around you, the lack of resources that you’ve been provided or the weather in Timbuktu — instead we are taking responsibility as we know leadership begins with self. AND even if those things are factors, how we show up as a leader dictates how long we allow ourselves to go without.

Are any of these questions the source of why you believe in your abilities, or why you have lost faith in your impact?

Did any of these simple yet thought provoking questions tug at your heart-string in any way? Sometimes it is answering these simple questions that lets us know what is needing our attention.

  • Are you wanting more confidence in what you know? Write a list of things that you’ve accomplished as a direct result of your skills and abilities. After writing for an hour you will be amazed and will no longer questing a thing. I’m sure of it!
  • Are you questioning the level of impact resulting from your work? Consider taking bigger leaps, seeking partners for immediate expansion, or adjusting your scope. You could also just give yourself credit for what you have accomplished.
  • Are you lacking a clear plan that works? Similar to developing a strategic plan in the workplace, you must develop a plan for your personal mission and vision too. When you’ve aligned these to those of your workplace it will enhance your connection to your work and provide a more passionate experience.
  • Are you using data to validate your leadership? Allowing your data to tell a story that identifies progress and confirms impact on a consistent basis will be beneficial for you and your team. Take corrective action and celebrate often!

Completing any or all of these strategies are sure to strengthen your belief in yourself, and what you are accomplishing. Another immediate impact is that as others believe in you, surely you will begin to believe in them as well. Trust me, it works.

I would love to hear from you if you feel that there is some way that I can support you, or if you’d like to share how you are choosing to believe in your abilities as a leader. Inbox me and let’s talk soon.

Peace, Love and HEALTHY Leadership to You,
DrAMS #LeadershipJewels

Originally published at on December 4, 2017.



Dr. Angela M. Shuttlesworth

Founder of Be.Lead.Grow. Known as “The Corporate Healer” she teaches organizations how to transition from being toxic to H.E.A.L.T.H.Y. #LeadershipJewels