Everyone is talking about COVID-19. Why? Because it is real, it has dampened many spirits, and no one knows when this pandemic will end. However, I challenge you to keep the faith and know that this too shall pass and we will all be stronger on the other side of this. In the words of my friend Willie Jolley, “A setback is only a setup for a comeback”. I say we will comeback from this setback caused by COVID-19. You “gotta” believe!
If you believe that you can do something, even in the face of this pandemic, the chances are that you can do it. If you do not believe that you can then you most certainly will not.
This concise and very down to earth piece of wisdom is based on fact. Self-belief is the cornerstone and the foundation of success. That success may be any number of things. It may relate to education, which in itself, is a concrete step on the path to many wonderful achievements. It may be success in business or the achievement of a lifetime ambition and dream. The truth is that for any of these things to happen, you must believe that you can do it. Don’t allow COVID-19 to kill your dreams and beliefs in yourself.
This is not always as easy as it sounds. Belief and, perhaps more importantly, self-belief, lie in our hearts and minds. It is not something we can take out, examine, replenish and off we go. At its core, belief is a truth in which we must have faith.
Yes, somewhere in our hearts, we know this is possible. Yet often we defeat ourselves at this vital and early stage. Don’t let this pandemic rob you of your dream. Instead, look through and past this period of uncertainty and take a closer look at what you want to achieve? Ask yourself where you would like to be as you take the reins of this new normal.
Don’t let this COVID-19 setback kill your dreams. You have greatness within you and through self-belief you can achieve your greatness. The only difference between the success of others and you, is that they believed in themselves and believed in the possibilities.
Remember: A road connects belief to success. That road is called achievement. Achievements are real steps taken towards your goals even in the wake of COVID-19. Keep believing in you! You have greatness within you, and your greatness is yet to come.