Belief is a powerful thing … it is what inspires millions around the world to follow the religion that they believe in.
On a much smaller scale entrepreneurs have chased their dreams for centuries, and it is very often belief that gave them the strength and endurance to battle through adversity on their journey to success.
Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t … you’re right“. He was really saying that if you believe in what you are doing then you will find a way to get there.
Let me draw a big distinction here …wishing is NOT believing. If you wish you were a successful business person (or anything else) then you are indulging yourself in daydreaming. If you truly believe that you can be a successful business person (or anything else) then you will find a way to make it happen.
It is never easy! Any prize worth pursuing comes at a cost … and typically that cost is hard work and sacrifice. The bigger the prize the bigger the cost.
I wrote a blog entry some time ago that gave a glimpse into my story and how belief (self confidence) affected my life. I didn’t always have confidence. I didn’t always believe that I could achieve things … but I have no regrets about my life, and am especially happy with where I am today.
If you want to achieve ANYTHING of note then you need to believe in your ability to do it. THEN you can commit to an action plan, make your own luck and reach your goals.