“Why am I bad at everything” – 15 no bullsh*t tips if this is you (practical)

Are you bad at everything?

Have you always thought that everyone has a certain skill and you don’t happen to have it?

In this post I’m going to share 15 tips that have always worked for me in the past: practical advice and tools; tricks and tools that have helped other people just like you.

No more excuses, say goodbye to all your personal inadequacies!

1) Improve what you have, not what you don’t have.

You have to build upon what you have (your unique/special skills) and not try to become someone else.

You never feel confident enough?

If you’re bad at math and in general aren’t smart enough, then don’t focus on becoming the next Einstein or Hawking.

Yes, they are your role models and yes people like their work.

But if you concentrate on them it will only make you worse off: instead of achieving your own goals which are likely just within reach – you will feel like you’re miles away from even attempting to do what they do.

It’s always a good idea to focus on your own strengths and weaknesses: use them as path finding and building blocks.

2) Don’t compare yourself to others.

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This is especially true for people who spend most of their lives comparing themselves to others, only looking at the positives and downplaying the negatives.

What you must understand is that there is no one else like you in this world, nobody else has all your specific and personal advantages: so stop trying to compare your life to anyone else’s in the first place!

“I’m bad at everything” will forever be true.

You’re different from everyone else, you’re unique.

Actually look at your own goals.

What you want to become, what you want to achieve, the place where you want to be are way more important than who else has done it before and where they are now.

Never compare yourself to others, you will only feel bad about yourself and start hating people who are better than you at what they do.

3) Break the goals down into smaller steps.

When you dream, you dream big – but don’t let yourself get stuck in one goal.

Goals are not the same as plans: they’re more flexible, but they need to be realistic so you can still be satisfied with the results.

If you set a goal that’s too big, there will always be something between you and your goal, which makes it harder and harder to reach.

So break your goal down into smaller, more manageable steps and start working on them one by one.

At first this will seem like a waste of time, but when you look back and see your progress, then you will be surprised with how little effort can give you great results!

And when you feel overwhelmed, remember that the path to success is always within reach!

4) Have some reward for your progress.

That isn’t always something material, but it can be.

Reaching a goal can be something that you’re always looking forward to, but at the beginning when there’s no progress it can be discouraging.

So try to always have some sort of reward for yourself – reward yourself for every step you make towards your goals.

5) Don’t be your own worst enemy.

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Yes, everyone has weaknesses, everyone is bad at something.

But what matters is how you manage that.

If you let it get to you and affect your mental state, then it will consume you like a cancer.

Get rid of demotivators!

Get rid of all “I’m bad at everything” limiting beliefs! – because they are the only real thing that’s holding you back from succeeding.

So what can you do to get rid of all of your limiting beliefs?

Begin with yourself. Stop searching for external fixes to sort out your life, deep down, you know this isn’t working.

And that’s because until you look within and unleash your personal power, you’ll never find the satisfaction and fulfillment you’re searching for.

I learned this from the shaman Rudá Iandê. His life mission is to help people restore balance to their lives and unlock their creativity and potential. He has an incredible approach that combines ancient shamanic techniques with a modern-day twist.

In his excellent free video, Rudá explains effective methods to achieve what you want in life.

So if you want to build a better relationship with yourself, unlock your endless potential, and put passion at the heart of everything you do, start now by checking out his genuine advice.

Here’s a link to the free video again.

6) It’s not about being better than others – it’s about being your own best version of yourself.

If you want to be better than others: that is fine too – but then you have to pay attention to the fact that there will always be someone better and thus, you’re no longer sure of your own skills.

And if you want to be your own best version of yourself then you don’t have to compare yourself with others.

This is what great people do: they stand out from the crowd by being their own best version of themselves regardless if their skills have caught up to those others have (or not).

Just do the best that you can do, no matter what other people think or say about it.

You can still work hard and try to get even better but this time because it’s in your nature and not because you want to prove or show off something or someone else.

Think the best, feel the best and believe in your inner self.

7) Don’t fight it, accept who you really are.

This is an obvious one, but I just want to impress upon you the importance of accepting your weaknesses and flaws in the face of all the people around you who are always judging you for them.

However, if you try to dig deeper – and better understand why they exist (and how to manage them in a productive way) then that process will help you become completely accepted by your peers as well as boost your self-esteem and confidence levels.

Be happy with who you are and embrace it!

You cannot be a complete person if you’re always blaming others or yourself.

Be happy with everything that has happened to you, because it has made you the person you are today.

And if something is holding you back, then simply focus on getting rid of it (see above).

8) Learn to accept rejection and ignore compliments.

There’s no way around this one – you will have to learn how to handle both with maturity and without letting them get under your skin.

If you accept failure as a positive feedback that will lead you to success, then it’s only logical that compliments should be seen in the same light.

If you’re bad at something, that’s why – because you don’t have those skills yet.

And the only compliment you can get for being bad at something is that you are trying to improve.

Learn to ignore compliments, learn to accept rejection and learn to get used to them.

Don’t take them too seriously and don’t let them consume your life.

9) Have a positive mindset.

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Your brain is a muscle: use it as such.

You’re going to have conflicting thoughts, so find the one that makes you feel positive and do that over everything else.

Yes, it’s better to be realistic, but you should always try to concentrate on the positive.

And you know what?

What’s the point of always looking at the dark side, who will want to help you when all they see is negativity from you?

10) Choose your words wisely and speak with confidence.

Confidence is always attractive!

It’s the secret ingredient for success, it can get you pretty far in life.

Not only that, but also it will help you get rid of all your “I’m bad at everything” limiting beliefs.

Confidence comes naturally when you’re happy with yourself and have a positive mindset (tip 7).

When you speak with confidence people will respect you and what you have to say.

So be confident in what you say and what you do: let us see the real, authentic you!

11) Stop trying to get a compliment.

No one is born bad at anything, they learn with time.

So stop trying to get the approval of others by trying to show off your skill.

It will never work: no one will ever compliment you for your skills.

Because you don’t have them yet! (remember tip 1)

You can’t build something that others see and can admire immediately, or at least fast enough for the real world.

So, stop trying to get a compliment from others.

Be satisfied with building something up for yourself, no matter how little you seem to be getting in the beginning.

12) Do things for yourself; not for someone else or society in general. Be selfish!

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What’s the point of trying to please everyone or being a doormat?

You’re not defined by others: don’t let yourself be.

Doing things for someone else is meaningless, like wasting time and money for a company that won’t last, but if you do something for yourself – it’s going to last.

Don’t let this escape you – what’s being wasted on others is being used by you!

And more importantly, it’s up to you how much time and effort it will take.

It doesn’t matter to anyone else in your life if you succeed or not, so live for yourself!

13) Be mindful of your attitude about things and how it determines your outcomes.

“Success is born from a positive mind, not a negative one.” – Napoleon Hill.

Our thoughts, they determine our reality.

Your attitude will act as a filter for all your thoughts, feelings and actions.

If you think negative and angry thoughts, you will attract negative and angry things.

On the other hand if you think positive thoughts, then you will naturally attract positive things.

Everything you think about will come true.

If you think you can’t do it – then you probably won’t.

You have to believe in yourself and your skills, without any doubt of not accomplishing what you set out to do.

I want to share something with you that changed my life.

At a time when I was stuck in a rut, my emotions running wild, stress, and anxiety closing in daily, I was introduced to an incredibly invigorating breathwork video, created by the shaman Rudá Iandê.

Now you might be wondering, how can breathwork transform your attitude?

Well, through the breathwork sequences Rudá has created in this life-changing video, you’ll learn to empower your emotions instead of letting them rule you. You’ll be given the tools to dissolve stress and anxiety.

And most importantly, you’ll learn to reconnect with every fiber of your being.

And yes, it really is as simple as taking a breath.

So why am I so confident this will help you?

Well, Rudá isn’t just your average shaman. He’s spent years combining ancient shamanic healing traditions with breathwork techniques to create this unique flow.

And if it could bring me out of the rut I was stuck in, I’m sure it could help you too.

Click here to watch the free video.

14) Take responsibility for your actions – this is the best thing you can do for yourself.

Don’t blame others or the things that happened in your life: it will hurt you more than them and make it harder to get out of what’s holding you back.

Nothing is better than taking responsibility for your actions and being honest with yourself

It’s the best thing you can do because it will make you feel good.

It will help you take control of your life instead of letting situations control you, because this is what happens most of the time: situations abuse us and we ourselves use them instead of correctly using them (being proactive).

15) Don’t give up too soon on things which require some time to master because you’re bad at them in the beginning.

As I’ve mentioned in bold above: you don’t have to be great at something immediately, you need some time to master it.

There’s no such thing as instant gratification.

Be it a skill or a task that requires some time and motivation to accomplish, show the appropriate level of patience when doing it.

And you know what?

It took Leonardo da Vinci 3 years to paint the Mona Lisa (the best piece of art of all time).

Can you imagine how many bad paintings he had to do before he could finish that masterpiece?

So, take in mind that things that require some time to master have a long-term potential.

And don’t be afraid to take time in the beginning, it’s part of the process.


There is a lot of information in this article and it will take you some time to fully grasp it, but I can assure you that if you start applying at least one of these 15 things into your life – that alone will make a huge difference.

If there’s one thing that I’ve learned about life and success so far, this is it: A positive attitude is everything and the biggest key to achieving your dreams.

If you integrate what I’ve shared in this article into your life, you will be able to stop procrastinating and finally get the results that you want.

As I mentioned before, I’ve learned many things. I think it is useful for someone who always thinks about why they are bad at everything. I learned this from the shaman Rudá Iandê.

So if you’re tired of living in frustration, dreaming but never achieving, and of living in self-doubt, you need to check out his life-changing advice.

Here’s a link to the free video again.

I hope this article helped you out. Feel free to share it with your friends and family on social media.

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Nguyet Yen Tran

Yen is a freelance writer and a researcher specializing in mental health, self-awareness, and psychology. Her hobby is studying human behavior throughout their reaction upon situations. Be sure to check out her other posts on our blog.

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