Ever wondered why some people are successful and some are not? Even people who have similar talents, skills, experience, training and qualifications will achieve different results.
Why was Muhammad Ali the ‘Greatest’? Why is Ronaldo the ‘best football player in the world’? Why is Richard Branson one of the most successful businessmen in the country?
Is it just down to good luck? I would say not. Each of these success stories has something in common: self-belief.
They have absolute trust in their ability. Even when others don’t. Not to be confused with arrogance, these individuals believe in themselves and what they are capable of.
People who have self-belief have similar characteristics which include:
- Ambition: They know what they want, they set targets and strive to achieve them.
- Determination: They never give up and learn from failure.
So we can all develop powerful self-belief by:
- Being self-motivated and not relying on others to motivate us. Remember: ‘if it’s to be, it’s up to me’.
- Letting go of the people who hold us back by. Sometimes they may be well meaning, but their negativity can be hampering. Get rid!
- Not listening to the negative voice inside us. We all have it, but successful people tend to ignore it. They recognise that it is not their true voice. They silence the negativity by reminding themselves of their successes and their goals.
‘No one can make you feel inferior without your consent,’ Eleanor Roosevelt reminds us all of the importance of self-belief.
Always remember that. And always stay focused.