Nobody knows you quite like you know you.
And nobody believes you like you believe yourself.
So how are you really doing in life and what do you think about it?
When I talk to people about their potential, I often bring up the fact that they know far more about what they are capable of than I do. I can guess and I can talk to them about goals for achievement, but I don’t have the ability to look inside and see what truly drives and motivates them or what thoughts and beliefs they possess about their own capacity for success. And neither does anyone else.
Your success in all areas of your life will ultimately be determined by what you believe you are capable of.
Henry Ford was so right on the money when he said, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, either way, you are right”.
It’s become cliche, for sure. And I speak to a lot of folks who don’t really see it as being that simple. But I truly believe that success is a mindset. And if you can believe in something with an unwavering faith, you can accomplish it.
The thing is, most of the time, you aren’t really doing a very good job of selling to yourself. None of us do.
Most of the time we think about the reasons why we can’t do something. We draw on past experiences and put together the laundry list for why we won’t be able to achieve our desire. It’s natural.
And like I said earlier, we definitely believe ourselves!
Look, if you are scared to step out of your comfort zone, and you convince yourself that ultimate failure and embarrassment will be the result of your effort, you are not going to try. And you are not going to succeed.
On the flip side, if you will see your fear as an imaginary obstacle that is holding you back from ultimate achievement and you convince yourself that there is nothing that can stop you…guess what? Nothing can.
As far as your life right now, only you can determine if you are living up to your potential, and only know if you are living the life of your dreams. Well, I guess the rest of us might have an inkling….if you’re not rolling down main street in your new Benz and hanging out in the luxury suite to watch the Lakers and Celtics play…then you’re probably not living the abundant life you wish for.
Not that a Mercedes and tickets to the Lakers game are everyone’s idea of abundance…but you get where I’m going.
If you’re not living how you would like, let me ask you a real serious question: Why not?
What is it that is holding you back?
Only you know the real answer to that question and the sooner you are honest with yourself, the better.
It may be fear of the unknown. It may be fear of failure. It may be fear of success.
It may be the whole idea of doing something that you are not familiar with.
It may be a limiting belief system which kicks into gear every time you start to imagine doing something extraordinary.
Whatever the case, you need to let yourself know that you are totally capable of accomplishing anything you put your mind to! I could tell you that (as I have before) but it is much more powerful when it comes from you!
Get honest with yourself and get serious with yourself. You can do anything you want to do in this life. It all starts with believing that you can.