A dirty little secret of the NGO world is that funders and grant recipients sometimes silently conspire to agree on statistics that show a program "works," without rigorous measurement, since both the funders and the recipients want to show results. But new attempts to actually measure results are changing that.
Most of focus far too much energy on our kryptonite, wallowing in shame and self-pity. We let fear and doubt consume us, which limits our potential. Meanwhile, our superpowers—the gifts that make us truly special—take a backseat and don’t get fully developed and cherished.