“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” Henry Ford.
So often, we give up before we start. We list reasons why something won’t work. It saves us the trouble of trying and keeps us from risking failure.
But how can we get past that? How can we open our minds to the possibility of success?
It’s about belief. And then it’s about action.
Belief over doubt
Doubt stems from fear and it’s a powerful force. How do we get from “I don’t think I can” (doubt) to “I can” (belief).
Will saying, “I think I can. I think I can,” over and over, like The Little Engine That Could, work to help me believe and succeed?
It’s a great start.
Think of it as chipping away at a pile of doubt, all the “reasons” you think you can’t.
Believe. Be open to the possibility of success. Even if you don’t know how you’ll reach your goals and they may seem so far away, believe you can do it. Work hard and don’t give up.
Be okay with failed attempts.
Of course, you’ll face setbacks. What successful person hasn’t? Remember that the only way to guarantee you won’t fail is to never try.
Can or can’t? Each of us must decide for ourselves.