In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.
Believe you CAN.
The biggest obstacle that stops people from achieving their dreams is the feeling that they are not good enough. Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. You are good enough! Don’t let life discourage you. Success is often closer than it seems. With enough determination and drive, anything is possible in time. Everyone who got to where they are had to begin from where they were, just like you.
Do you believe in yourself? The best way to answer this question is to look at where your life is right now. Do you have all the things you really want in your life? Are you satisfied with what you’ve accomplished? Do you believe your wishes/dreams will come true?
We may want to believe we can have anything we want, yet something gets in the way of that happening. And that “something” can be limiting thoughts. Those nasty little thoughts sneak in and keep us from feeling good about who we are.
It’s not unusual after you take on something big in your life, when doing something you’ve never done before, to have doubts and fears. We ask our self “Can I do this?” “What if I fail?” “Am I good enough?”
I can remember when I decided I wanted to move my life on to the next level; I was so excited. I knew it was time to play a bigger game but then those nasty thoughts started to creep in. There was always this little voice in my head saying, “You don’t have what it takes. You’re not smart enough. What if you fail?” I knew if things were going to change, it was up to me to make those changes. I then took the steps to shifting my thinking forever.
Here are some steps to help you to believe you can:
Love yourself for who you are.
Before you can let love in, you must first learn to love who you are. Sadly, many people walk around feeling there is something wrong with them and with the world. And, they’re never satisfied with what they have or who they are. They never appreciate what they’ve accomplished because they’re always thinking “what’s next?”
The good news is nothing’s wrong, there’s nothing to fix, there is no where to get to because you’re already there. There is nothing you need to do to make yourself better because you’re perfect just as you are.
So often, we go through life with an expectation that things “should be” a certain way. And, when that doesn’t happen, we’re upset, frustrated, and angry. We then make ourselves and others wrong. We start complaining and blaming others.
I then took on practicing a new way of thinking. I consciously changed my thoughts and focused on trusting it would turn out. And each morning, I would think of what I wanted in my life and say, “I trust it will come to me.” When I did that, the door opened up and new opportunities flowed in.
Appreciate your accomplishments.
If you want to attract more into your life, slow down and allow yourself to be present to your accomplishments. When we take the time to do this, we’re opening up a space of more of the same to come to us.
Think about it this way. If you spend most of your time thinking about what you don’t have, what do you think you’ll attract the most? That’s right! You attract that which you focus on the most. Most times we rush through life thinking about the next thing rather than appreciating what have right now.
When you take the time to appreciate your accomplishments, you are allowing yourself to bask in the victory of what you have achieved.
Quite often, people dwell on what they don’t have and complain why they don’t have what they want. And the more they do that, the more they perpetuate the same. Remember, like attracts like. They focus on the future and that some day they’ll have more money or more clients.
It’s just as important to your happiness to take time to be grateful for the things you have right now and have already accomplished. When you do that, you’re immersing yourself in the positive energetic forces of life that are around you. The more you are grateful for, the more you open yourself up to attracting more of the same.
Here’s a brief statement taken from Joe Vitale’s book, The Attractor Factor. “Feel thankful for your life, your lungs, your home, it doesn’t matter. Once you feel grateful, you are in an energy that can create miracles.”
We Make Choices
You are where you are because of choices you have made. The choices we make in our lives help to make us who we are today. If you don’t like what you have, you can change it.
Each day we have thousands and thousands of thoughts. If we don’t like the thoughts we have, we can change them and choose more positive thoughts.
Every day you get to choose how we think the day is going to go. So why not make it a great one? It’s a conscious choice you make to believe in yourself and you can start today.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale