Your beliefs about yourself and your capabilities will determine the quality of your life. It’s quite simple. What you believe will dictate what you attempt to do which will, in turn, determine what you experience.
If you want to have a full, satisfying life, you’ll want to create a strong belief about your possibilities and your ability to have the kind of life you want.
In the course of studying success and successful people I have uncovered several characteristics shared by virtually all people who have become highly successful. One of the primary characteristics they all share is a deeply rooted belief in themselves and their ability to succeed.
Successful people are that way because of the beliefs they hold about themselves. Successful people expect to succeed. Unsuccessful people do not. It’s that simple. You too can develop and strengthen your beliefs in yourself and your ability to succeed in whatever you do.
Eliminate doubt and uncertainty from your life. Avoid asking questions like, “What if I fail?,” or “What if it does not work?” The very act of asking questions such as these will create doubt in your mind and weaken your belief in yourself.
Instead, ask empowering questions like, “What is the best way to do this and ensure my success?” Or, you might ask “How could I best achieve the results I am seeking?” Tell yourself over and over that you can do it. Use visualization and mental pictures to see yourself achieving a successful outcome in whatever you attempt.
Think back in your life to times when you were successful and replay those events in your mind. This will help boost your self-confidence and affirm your belief in your own abilities. Get rid of phrases like “I’ll try, I hope I can and I think I can do it.”
Instead, replace them with affirmative statements such as “I will do it, I will succeed, I can do it.” The more you reinforce and strengthen your internal beliefs, the more likely you are to succeed. Become an “I can” person and, as the commercial says, “Just do it.”
Remember the words of the great American inventor, Thomas Edison, who said, “If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves.