Creating the life of our dreams requires us to believe that we are capable of making it happen. We have to believe that we have the right stuff, that we are able to pull it off. We have to believe in ourselves. Wether we call it self-esteem, self-confidence, or self-assurance, it is a deep-seated belief that we have what it takes – the abilities, inner resources, talents, and skills to create the desired results.
“You can be anything you want to be, if only you believe with sufficient conviction and act in accordance with your faith; for whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill
Believing in ourselves is a choice – it is an attitude that we also have the power to develop over time. For the majority of us, society, the media, and our parents have inadvertently passed on limiting and negative beliefs, yet it is now our responsibility to take charge of our own self-concepts and convictions. We must choose to believe that we can do anything we set our minds to, because infact, we can.
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If you assume in favour of yourself and act as if it possible, then you will do the things that are necessary to bring about the result. If you (we!) believe it is impossible, we will sit around and let the world pass us by and we won’t achieve. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
If each of us are going to achieve our goals, we need to give up the phrase “I can’t” and all of its cousins like, “I wish I were able to”. These words actually disempower you. They make you weaker when you say them.
Our brains are designed to solve any problem and reach any goal that we give it. When you were a toddler, didn’t you believe that you could do anything? There was no stopping you. There was no barriers that were too big for you to attempt to overcome, yet, little by little our sense of invincibility was etched away by the emotional and physical abuse that each of us received by families, friends, teachers, and society, until we no longer believed we could.
We must all take responsibility for removing I can’t from our vocabularies. Lets not waste our lives believing we cannot do things when all that is stopping us is the mere belief and attitude of can-not. Decide you are capable of doing anything you want to do and start working towards it now.