On the road of life, there will be many people you encounter who will tell you, “You can’t do it”. You will set goals and things you want to do and achieve, and there will always be those who don’t believe you can do them.
Of course, this happens for several reasons. First, many people have failed to achieve their own goals. They have stopped believing in themselves and the idea of succeeding and achieving their dreams. Because of this, negative thoughts, views, and thinking about achievement has vanished from their way of life. They just want to pay their bills or settle for mediocrity.
Second, there will always be people around you who accentuate the negatives and focus on excuses. These can relate to societal norms, odds, or perhaps some disadvantages that surround you, which can stem from your environment. Some may judge you by past failures or shortcomings which may not have anything to do with you and instead may have stemmed from bad luck or unfair circumstances you encountered. With the horrible economy of the past decade, some things may not have been possible for many people.
A third reason why you might encounter people who don’t believe you can succeed at your goals may be jealousy or envy. Some people in your life might actually think you can succeed, but they’re afraid that you will. Perhaps it might make them feel less or inferior if you do, or maybe they’re afraid of losing you in the sense that your achieving might take you to another place or a higher place.
Whatever the case, it’s not going to be easy to stay positive and keep believing that your goals can come true. You’re going to have to believe in yourself, and nobody’s going to or can do this for you. Believing in yourself is an art. Believing that you can succeed and achieve all the things you want is important if you are to succeed and live your life to the fullest. It requires several things.
No one knows you better than you. You may not be perfect, but you know who you really are. Even if you have not always been on top of your game one hundred percent all the time, you know why that is the case, and you need to find the moments and times in your life that you have succeeded. You need to build on those times and moments. You need to remember and remind yourself of those successes. And you also have to remain aware of your purpose.
Knowing yourself is one thing, but then you must also be confident in yourself and your own uniqueness. Remember, if everyone was the same, then the world would be pretty boring, and the fact is they’re not. Believing in yourself means recognizing your individuality and not changing for anyone. Enjoy who you are and what makes you unique and different.
Bouncing Back-The Commitment
Everyone is going to have a bad day once in a while, but if you engrain in your psyche the commitment to bouncing back and persevering when you do, then you understand that “consistency” is more important than any moment or any day or a few. When you make the commitment that you won’t enable a bad day to get you down, you realistically will enable yourself to be the best you can be on every other one. This leads to performance enhancements and production.
Competition is real, as is ignorance. Many people you encounter will try to bring you down emotionally, verbally, psychologically in many ways because they are in competition with you. Their own insecurities and primitive maneuvers may be meant to make themselves feel better than you by attacking you or trying to convince you that you’re less than you truly are and can be. Understand that when this occurs, it’s just human nature, and your enemy is probably attacking from a lower consciousness. You can’t allow anyone to ultimately affect you, bring you down, or get you to stop believing in yourself, but you can forgive their lower consciousness, insecurities, and ignorance.
On another hand of understanding nature, you must also understand that in due time, as long as you stick to your goals, plans, and system and never give up, being the best you can be, then eventually the odds favor your lucky break because staying prepared when working hard being the best you can be is the ultimate equation for capitalizing on your opportunity when the time is right and comes. Remember, you can’t win everything all the time, but eventually, if you stay focused and persevere, you will be prepared when your opportunity comes. Then you will succeed.
Hard work increases self belief because the byproduct of hard work is results. The more progress you make and results you gain through your hard work, the more you’ll see yourself achieving and succeeding. If you just keep working hard, then naturally you will continue to believe in yourself as a result. Once you give up and start slacking, in correlation, your confidence and belief that you can achieve your goals will also drop. So always remember to keep working hard.
Good luck! You can do it!