Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Believe in Yourself and Others

Believe in Yourself and Others

Here's a couple of interesting things to consider as we begin today:

- Everyone around you can believe in you (family and friends) but if you don't believe in yourself you WILL NOT achieve much success.

- Even if NO ONE around you believes in you, if you believe in yourself you can and likely will achieve much success.

Take a moment and really look that over and consider what that means in your own life! It's a very POWERFUL observation that can make all the difference in your life. The difference being IF you believe in yourself!

This is a message that we all need to hear and, obviously, was one that I needed to be reminded of a week ago as I was on my motorcycle. If you don't know what I'm talking about then go back and listen to the podcast and read the blog entries for the past couple of days.

You see - so that I can emphasize this - even if NO ONE ELSE believes in you but you BELIEVE IN YOURSELF you can, and likely will, achieve great things in your life!

The problem comes in fighting off the feeling of doubt that will try to creep it's way into your life because of the negative thoughts and feelings of others around you. We MUST put up a "barrier" around us to keep these poisonous thoughts from creeping into our minds. Again, this is an absolute must!

Going back to an illustration from yesterday, we must make sure that our filter is clean and working! Just like an air filter on an automobile or air conditioner (or any machine) that is designed to filter out the dirt and dust that can ruin the engine we must do the same thing and filter out the negative influences that can ruin our positive mindset. And, just like the air filter, we must constantly check to make sure that our "filter" and clean and working at the highest capability.

STOP DOUBTING YOURSELF. No, I'm not "yelling" at you, I'm putting those words in capital letters so that you can "feel" the importance and significance of those words.

You are unique. You are special. You are one-of-a-kind and you are capable of accomplishing great things. (Go back again to the "7 Daily Affirmations" that I covered a couple of months ago.)

Without this belief you will never accomplish what you were put here to accomplish - so, dump the doubt and move on in a powerful and positive direction of BELIEF!

Now, here's the other side of the coin. You must also learn to believe in others.

Yes, even though no one else may believe in you and the fact that you believe in yourself will propel you to great things, you must also come to the understanding that you have to believe (and rely upon) others.

Now, I don't know about you, but this one is tough for me at times. And, if you are a "type A" personality it is likely the same for you.

"If you want something done right you have to do it yourself!"

Yes, that's a thought that those of us that fit that "type A" category believe in very strongly. But, it's also a believe that will keep us from reaching our full potential.

Somewhere down the line we have to learn to find dependable and trustworthy people and then BELIEVE in them and let them help.

And, my friend, (at least for me) this is hard to do!

You see, I can even break down that "find dependable and trustworthy" part of that thought and come to the conclusion that I can't FIND anyone that would fit both of those categories!

Yeah, some of you are smiling as you read that because you are either the same way or you know someone that is.

But for me, it is a message that I needed to be reminded of - "Believe in yourself....AND OTHERS!"

It's a process but it's a process that I must be dedicated to each and every day so that I may improve in this area each and every day. A little at a time. A day at a time. One step at a time.

But it IS something that MUST be done!

And the same is true for you today.

So, join me in this endeavor to "Believe in yourself and others" so that we can all celebrate our achievements that will make this world a better place.

And, as you do so each day, don't forget to...

"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"