Allen was having trouble with solving a problem in the company’s budget plan. He was feeling stumped and didn’t know he could find a solution. He took a few minutes to remember his strengths, such as complex math skills and attention to detail. He kept reminding himself of his skills and began to feel confident in his ability to finish the problem. Feeling more confident, he was able to dig deeper into the budget and see if anything was out of the ordinary. He had solved a similar problem before, so he knew he could be the one to find the issue. After several more attempts, he found an error in the report that was causing him to come up short. Relieved at what he had found, Allen wondered why he doubted himself in the first place.