As with any goal in life, the inner feeling that what you are pursuing can be accomplished is vital for the desired outcome. I’m sure that if one asked themselves “why am I doing this if I truly don’t believe that I can?,” he or she would probably stop right then and there.
But what of those individuals who persevere and keep trying because they are willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish the goal combined with the belief that they will succeed? Thomas Edison did create the light bulb overnight and how many times did J.K. Rowling submit her work to publishers before someone finally said yes? Now of course the goals the goals need to be realistic (I’m sure we would all like to be able to fly!) but how long are you willing to work to get what you want? Is it days, months or would it be years? I myself did not graduate from college until I was 28 but in my heart I always knew that it was something I would achieve and took advantage of all the opportunities I was presented with in order to make it happen.
If you are faced with issues dealing with a lack of self-confidence, find a friend or partner who can help you with this. Sometimes we need coaching from others whom we trust prior to getting to a stage where we can develop our own self confidence. I myself used to plagued with feelings of negative self-worth, thoughts that I would did not deserve good things as well as doubts in my own personal potential but I was able to get over them. Oh sure there are some things that pop up every once in awhile but they are fleeting moments at best.
Always give focus to your own personal growth and development. I have read many books on the topic and some of my favorites are “The Master Key System”, “Think and Grow Rich”, and the “Miracle Morning”. A common denominator that is found in many of such publications is the use of affirmations. But here is the catch, you have to get yourself to the point that you believe what you are saying is absolutely and unequivocally true. Getting to this state does not come overnight but it does come. Without the true belief in what you are telling yourself, you are just uttering empty words. Think of Muhammad Ali’s signature phrase “I’m the greatest!” This is a classic example of affirmations at work.
Now go out there and achieve something spectacular!