Friday, 10 June 2011

Your Beliefs and What They Mean For Your Success

What do the beliefs you hold about yourself say about what you think of yourself? Do they shout winner, leader, and pacesetter etc or do they shout loser, failure, and procrastinator etc? It’s been said by motivational greats that what you focus on expands and if you think you can, you are right, and if you think you can’t, you are right again! So what does this mean for the average person who is working their way to greatness? Firstly that our beliefs are everything when it comes to us developing into better versions of ourselves and secondly that this decision to become more than what we presently are, is just the starting point. After that is where the real work begins. Admittedly, making that decision in itself is admirable; however it does not end there. It takes genuine belief in one’s self, hard work, commitment and dedication to become the best that you can be at whatever it is that you do. On the road to greatness there are often many challenging obstacles to overcome. There will be times when those closest to us will doubt us and times when we will doubt ourselves. This is where the beliefs that we hold about ourselves come in. It is these beliefs which will either keep us motivated and making progress or that will cause us to give up when trying times come our way.

Our beliefs that we hold about ourselves essentially make or break us, which is why it is crucial to commit to developing a stellar set of beliefs. Using affirmations and the visualisation technique helps to develop a clear picture in your mind’s eye of what you are working toward. Taking into consideration that humans are visual creatures – these mental images of what you want to become then play a key role in boosting your beliefs about where you are headed to versus where you currently are. All too often people get so bogged down in their current situation that it can be hard to see beyond that unpleasant, unsuccessful and uninspired stage in their lives.

Commit to believing in yourself because no matter who else believes in you, if you do not genuinely believe that you have in you the potential to become the best, the greatest and the most, sadly their belief in you counts for nothing! Commit to being the best version of yourself that you can be. See yourself as that person TODAY! See yourself as a leader in your field who brings about positive change and inspires others to dare to reach for their greatness. As you do this and as you work tirelessly at your plan of action, you will begin to see results because as Robin Sharma so inspiringly puts it in his book The Leader Who Had No Title “excellent actions in negative conditions must eventually yield excellent effects”.

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