I just recently jumped on the bandwagon of watching “Suits”. For anyone who doesn’t watch, it’s a show about corporate lawyers, the cases they fight, the personal drama amongst them and professional ambitions that drive them.
The main character is Harvey Specter (played by Gabriel Macht) a Harvard educated bad-ass who always wins, walks with confidence and dresses with style. To top it off, he’s super good looking and charming, with the occasional asshole move in his back pocket to get his way.
Watching the show, and watching this character specifically, makes me want to move back to New York City, buy a bunch of stilettos and be my own bad-ass self working in the major leagues and cutting multi-million dollar deals.
There are plenty of other great characters in the show, all of whom have many of the same characteristics: Harvard educated; well dressed; ambitious. What sets Harvey Specter apart, though, in my mind, is his underlying personality. He’s not only fiercely loyal but does everything he can to keep his word; when he can’t keep it, he works hard to make up for it. Even more, he knows exactly who he is, what he’s capable of and where his boundaries lie. And THAT I think is what lends him his confidence and makes him so inspirational.
Confidence is not just believing in yourself. Its KNOWING yourself. Knowing your values; knowing what you will and will not stand for–and then getting up and incorporating that into your life. If you know you’re living life in a way thats true to you, nothing anyone says can affect you.
So next time when you’re doubting yourself, or think you don’t deserve your promotion, or don’t belong, channel your inner Harvey Specter. Because if your actions are aligning with your values, then you’re already winning and everything else will fall into place.