Inside of you is the ability to do and accomplish the most remarkable things. Anything.
Some people may have more resources, some may have less, and some may have none. Nothing changes the truth that we all have the capacity to achieve great things if we desire and are willing to work hard enough to make our dreams come true. You can do and create anything you can image if you put your mind to it and believe in yourself.
“People become quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves, they have the first secret of success.” Norman Vincent Peale
What is it that holds many of us back from doing and achieving the things we want in life? Is it because we are scared to fail? Is it because the goal is perceived to be too much work? Is it because we don’t believe we can do it? Or perhaps we are scared of success?
This can be on of the trickiest parts of life’s success. When we are young, we are all told “NO” a lot, “You can’t do that,” or the ever popular “It will never work.” This kind of messaging is pounded into our brains so much that many of us start believing in our heart of hearts that we can’t do what we know we CAN do. As adults we perpetuate this undermining messaging, telling others that they can’t do something, all because of our programming as children. Following this negative and unproductive line of reasoning for yourself will only result in achieving far fewer meaningful accomplishments in your life than if you choose to live a life of “I CAN do anything!”
“Become a possibilitarian. No matter now dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities – always see them, for they are always there.” Norman Vincent Peale
The challenge is to find the courage to not be influenced by the nay-sayer’s and believe deep down inside that you can accomplish anything no matter what people might say. What if the Wright Brothers had listened to all the people who said, “You’ll never be able to fly.” Instead, they chose to believe they could. When you are able to believe that you can do anything, it does not mean that your life will result in instant accomplishments. Success comes in small steps, in small accomplishments that eventually add up to big accomplishments, big successes. It is said that every overnight success takes 20 years. The Wright Brothers had to work very hard and experiment many, many times along the journey to human flight. They never ever gave up and continued believing they could and would fly. Just like the Wright Brothers you have everything you need inside of you to reach your dreams. It is never too late to start.
“Every achiever that I have ever met says, my life turned around when I began to believe in me.” Robert H. Schuller
What do you think about yourself and your abilities? In so many cases people believe that they will not succeed even before they start something. What a travesty. Instead, create a mindset of expecting success even before you start. All achievers, no matter what their game, start with the expectations that they are going to succeed.
Achievers say, “I want to do this and that I CAN do this,” not “I would like to do this, but I don’t think I can.” Say you CAN and you WILL. Say you CAN’T and you WON’T. This is a universal truth we can’t hide from.
Try this. Next week become a Possibilitarian and say YES to those things that the week before you said NO to. Say “I CAN do this”, “We CAN do this” and see what happens.
You CAN and WILL do what you think you CAN.
“Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable!” Emily Guay