After my first shift as a phone bank leader, when I realized I have what it takes to do this work. I’m a very self-critical person and had some doubts coming into this experience. After the first shift, I still had improvements to do, but I knew I could be a strong phone bank leader.
One of my stewards named Tae only wanted to come out for one phone bank. But I told him that wasn’t enough–that this election is too important and that we need him to come out again. And he did–even though he said he wouldn’t, he ended up doing a second phone bank!
I tend to be self-critical, so I questioned my ability to lead a phone bank. I overcame that by focusing on our success and also taking my own self-criticism and the constructive criticism of others (like the political staff) and using that to improve.