When you believe in yourself life is filled with promise and possibilities. Unfortunately, if you have experienced “failure,” in your own eyes, then your self-image prevents you from believing in your dreams.
Did you realize that how you perceive yourself is the single most important factor in your success? It doesn’t matter what your friends, family, boss or coworkers might be thinking. If you believe in yourself and move forward with the confidence that can do anything that you set your mind to…you accomplish it.
“Often we don’t even realize who we’re meant to be because we’re so busy trying to live out someone else’s ideas. But other people and their opinions hold no power in defining our destiny.”Oprah Winfrey (1954 – )
Here are a couple of interesting facts that might just surprise you. Scientists estimate that every day we have 60,000 thoughts. Most of them, 95%, are repeat thoughts from the day before. If something hasn’t gone right, and you keep thinking about what didn’t work, then you are reinforcing this negative idea over and over again. Repetition is a fabulous process when you want to instill a new habit. It sucks the life out of you when you don’t.
Recall that 95% of our thoughts are repeated from the prior day. Now let’s take this one step further what if all those negative thoughts that are going through your head are wrong? Have you ever thought the worst about a situation only to check in with someone else and they have no idea what you are talking about? If you don’t know what is going on do you look to fill that information gap someway? What if you are wrong?
Rather than imagining the worst about yourself…what if you imagined the best? Wouldn’t that be fun?!? You feel so much better when you believe in yourself.
As you incorporate the Simple Steps into your life you can watch as your scales begin to tip to support you more often than before. Positive change soon outweighs the negativity. Keep your momentum going and your dreams become your reality!
Tomorrow I’ll introduce you to Erin & Mark. Their stories represent why when you believe in yourself everything is possible.