“Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”― Henry Ford
I love this quote and it has proven to be true in my life. Every time I’ve attempted to do something and had an underlying thought such as: “I’m not good enough”, “What makes me think I can do this?”, or “I don’t think I can do this”, I’ve been right. I know we usually want to be “right”, but why not choose to be “right” about succeeding rather than failing.
You create your reality through your thoughts and beliefs. If you go around saying “I’m always sick”, “I never succeed in business”, “I just can’t seem to lose weight”, blah, blah, blah…you will be prove yourself right. Why not change your beliefs and the things you say to yourself so that they support your success.
I recently started a new project that I’m VERY excited about. It was easy to be excited at first, and then fear and doubt came knocking on the door. The “what ifs” and negative self talk started getting louder. Once I realized that it was just fear and self doubt talking, I consciously came up with some “what ifs” that supported me in feeling that “I can do this.”
The next step I took was to look for examples and proof that what I want to achieve is possible. Then I created new and empowering beliefs that support the outcome I want. The most important step in all of this process was to remember my “why.” Why I’m doing this and how it will benefit not only me, but others? Being of service and making a difference motivates and inspires me. If you have a strong enough “why”, put that together with empowering “beliefs”, and choose to think you can….YOU WILL!
There’s a great children’s book by Watty Piper called “The Little Engine That Could” that was published in 1930. The story is used to teach children the value of optimism and hard work. When the train is trying to pull a heavy load up hill, rather than giving up because it’s difficult, he keeps repeating “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can” and he does!
As adults we can use this story to remind ourselves when something challenges us, that it’s better to say, “I think I can” or even better yet, “I can”, “rather than “I can’t.”
Is there a place in your life where fear and self doubt have crept in and stopped you from doing something you want to do? Have you given up on a dream because you think you can't do it? What steps can you take now to create a new empowering belief that supports you in achieving or accomplishing your goal? Start believing that you “can” and prove yourself right!
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Love & Happiness,