We have met the enemy and it is us.
How many times have we doubted ourselves? Time and time again, we are constantly being judged and told we can't make it. So much that we start to believe it ourselves. It is embeded in our conciousness so that when an opportunity arises to prove ourselves, we refuse to take it for fear of not being good enough. If we apply ourselves, take a chance and meet the challenges head on we will find out the real truth - we ARE good enough! Not only are we good enough to meet the challenge, but most of the time we exceed the expectations or requirements that are asked of us. We live in a country and a time where we can be anything we want. All it takes is hard work, dedication and some faith - faith in ourselves as much as religious faith. This past week has been proof of just that. Having the chance to talk to some very sucessfull professionals have opened my eyes to this reality. Companies all over the nation are realizing the gold mine that is the Hispanic Engineers and are shifting their focus to Universities such as UTPA for this valuable resource. We ARE good enough. Next time your are faced with the opportunity to challenge yourself, take it so that the world can see just how good you are - especially yourself.