What you believe about yourself is one of the greatest indications of how successful you can be. If you believe you can be successful you’ll have the motivation, the focus, the drive and the willingness to do what it will take to accomplish your goals. If you don’t believe you have the abilities, the confidence, the means or are worth being successful you won’t get there. Success means different things to each of us, some of us will find success in a monetary value, others in a family one, and others in making a difference in the world, so the definition of success isn’t what we’ll talk about today, but that I believe you have the ability to be successful, we all do.
Every day I see things in the news that are an unbelievable waste of time, from random crimes and large scale unprovoked violence, to physical abuse and cyber bullying. They’re a waste of time because if life is all about the result that you achieve, the success you achieve, the success you achieve from any of these actions isn’t going to get you more than a passing rush and won’t make the world a better place for future generations. I believe that everyone has something of value they can contribute to the daily workings of the world or to the future world. It’s their choice, it’s your choice, what kind of future is created.
I believe in you. I believe that you have abilities that are needed in the world, whether that’s in raising the next president, discovering a medical breakthrough, creating a business that gives people jobs, or just making someone else smile. We won’t all believe the same thing or agree on everything, that’s the beauty of each of us being different. The one thing we should all agree on is that we each have value and the potential to make an amazing difference in the world. It’s unfortunate that there are so many people around the world who refuse to see or tap into that belief. Take time this weekend to check your beliefs. Are your beliefs holding back your success?
“We are what we believe we are.” CS Lewis