124 U11 Negative Emotion – Undermined



Feeling less confident, less powerful, or less likely to succeed.

Practical Tips

  1. Focus on your own skills and talents.
  2. When others try to undermine you, it’s because of what is going on for them, it’s not always about you.
  3. Concentrate on the benefits of what you are putting your efforts into.
  4. Know that for every person building you up, there will be someone prepared to knock you down, there is always a balance.

Beliefs and Affirmations

I have a ‘laser beam’ focus which keeps my head above anyone who tries to undermine me.


(How to make it very HARD to feel the negative emotion)

The only time I will allow myself to feel………….Undermined, is when I don’t focus on the difference I can.

Example Challenges

Negative Feedback from a work colleague about my professional expertise. (DC003)


“We think of ourselves as our titles or our jobs or our position in a family. We depend on being praised by others. But something happens when that praise is undermined.”
-Sharon Salzberg