If you believe that you can do something, then 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 blog-post of wisdom is based on fact. Self-belief is the cornerstone and foundation of success. The 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 a race or an event. 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 have the belief that you can do it.
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. Somewhere in our hearts, we know this is possible. Yet often we defeat ourselves at this vital and early stage. We know we would like to be achievers.We dream about doing wonderful things. Yet we dismiss ourselves as not being worthy of such achievement or rewards. Why not take a closer look at what you want to achieve? Ask yourself where you would like to be. If we examine our goals, ambitions and dreams we find these are actually not so fantastic. Other people, our mentors and those who have inspired us have probably achieved something similar. This gives us a very clear message. If other people have done it, then it can be done. If it can be done, then you can do it. The only difference between the success of others and you, is that they believed it was possible.
What is your idea of success? Is it to be fabulously wealthy? Is it to help your community or to help create a better society? is it to become successful in your career and lead a fulfilling life? Perhaps it is to aspire to owning a string of wholesalers or design your own fashion label. You must match you idea of success with a belief that you can achieve it.
People believe in all sorts of things. Many people believe in things that are not true. There is room for delusion here. Belief on its own does not make a thing real. A road connects belief to success. The road is call achievement. Achievements are real steps taken towards your goal. With each step you come closer to success. If your belief is not based on tangible, real steps then you will come no closer. The dream will stay a dream. Achieving success then, is doing exactly that. It is taking steps toward your goals. (More on this in my next blog-post)
I close this blog-post with this: There is no feeling in the world quite like the satisfaction that comes from success. Everything that has gone before it pales into insignificance beside it. You believed, you achieved and you were successful. Just think, there is no better message to spread to others than the fact that if they believe then they too can achieve success – you will be the living proof of that.