“Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.”– Robert Collier
What do you think about yourself? Do you believe in yourself? Do you trust yourself? Do you often criticize yourself? It is okay to do these things. We are human. But it is not okay to allow them to control your life.
Self-belief is the key to success. If you don’t believe in yourself, in your talents, in your skills, you will not succeed. And people will not trust you. If you believe in yourself, in your talents, in your skills, you will succeed.
Why is it so important?
It is important because your beliefs affect your life. Your beliefs affect your behavior. They control your behavior. They control your attitude.
If you see yourself as a loser, you will be a loser. If you see yourself as a champion, you will be a champion. If you see yourself as an incompetent person, you will be incompetent.
You can change whatever you believe about yourself. You can change it by changing your mindset. Instead of telling yourself negative things, from now on, start telling yourself positive things. Wherever you go, focus on the light, not the darkness. Celebrate your accomplishments. Don’t focus on what is not working for you. Focus on what is working for you. Try new things to build your self-confidence back up. Don’t hang around negative people. They will deplete your energy.
Don’t ever think you can’t do something. There is nothing you cannot do if you want it badly. If you think you can do it, you can do it. If you think you cannot, there is no amount of coaching or support that is going to help you. Believe in yourself, and you will get a lot done in life. Jim Rohn said, “You can change all things for the better when you change yourself for the better.” If you change, your situation will change.
If you want to be successful in life, you must first understand the philosophy of success. Orison Sweat Marden said, “Many a man would have been a success had he connected his fragmentary efforts. Spasmodic, disconnected attempts, without concentration, uncontrolled by any fixed idea, will never bring success.”
Success will come to you if you don’t give up, if you stick to your plan. Earl Nightingale said, “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”
You will succeed if you can just stick to your goals. Marcus Aurelius said, “Stick to what’s in front of you- idea, action, utterance.” It is important to stick to your plan if you want to be successful. If you need to change your plans, do so. But make sure you are aware of what you are getting yourself into. Don’t change your plans because someone pushed you to do so. Change your plan if you think it will make a difference in your life.
You cannot change your life if you don’t believe in yourself. Success starts with you. But if you don’t believe in yourself, no one will believe in you. You cannot succeed alone. If people don’t believe in you, it will be difficult for you to succeed alone. Christian D. Larson once said, “Believe in yourself and all that you are, know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” There is nothing you cannot achieve if you can just spend sometime with yourself. Listen to yourself. Bring out the best in you. Don’t be afraid to show people who you really are.
You are your own master. Your success is in your own hand.
Most people are not happy because they focused on what they don’t have. They focused on their weaknesses. They focused on their failures. They focused on their mistakes. They focused on what people will say about them.
They don’t pay attention to the good things that are happening in their lives. To live a happy life, you must learn how to celebrate yourself. Be grateful that you are alive. Be grateful that you are doing well, regardless of your financial status. Money can only buy you material things, but cannot make you happier than you are today.
A grateful life is not all about money. It is about enjoying the little that you have. It is about respecting yourself. It is about reaching out to people. It is about celebrating the lives of people. It is about focusing on what is important, not what is urgent.
Don’t live your life for people. Live your life for yourself. Don’t worry about what people are saying about you. Just focus on growing. It is their opinions, not yours. What you think and say about you are much more important than what people are saying about you.
Celebrate the things around you. Celebrate the people around you. Nadia Comaneci said, “You should also appreciate the goodness around you, and surround yourself with positive people.”
When you celebrate the little that you have, you will have more to celebrate. Don’t wait to be rich before you start appreciating what you have. Start now! Don’t focus on what you don’t have. If you do, you are not helping yourself. You are hurting yourself.
Don’t let negative people into your life. Let them live in their own world.
Do you know where you want to be? Do you know how to get there? Are you ready to start moving (if you are not already moving)?
Before you make any move to change your life, to change your career, to change your relationships with people, you MUST know why you are doing it. You must know why you are making the change that you are making. You must know where you are going to and how to get there.
It is important to know where you are going to, because if you don’t know where you are going to, people will not know how to follow you. In order to that, you must prepare. You must be ready to go all the way to the end. It is one thing to know where you are going, and it is another to go all the way to the end without giving up. John Pierport said, “The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.” It is okay to stay where you are if you have nothing to lose. But if you have something important to lose, like time and growth, it is not okay to stay where you are.
If you want to grow in life, staying in the same place is not the answer. Unless you are getting what you want. Unless you are happy to stay there forever. If not, you must keep asking the right questions. You must keep going. You must not be satisfied with the status quo. If you do, you will have yourself to blame.
Once you have made the decision to change your situation, do not give up. It is not going to be easy, but you can do it. Don’t listen to people who are not supporting your journey. You are going to be questioning yourself, but keep going. You are going to be doubting yourself, but keep going. Focus on the results. Focus on what you will get when you finally made it to the finish line. In other words, focus on the rewards.
You can do it if you believe you can. You can’t do it if you believe you can’t. I believe you can, and you will.