Sunday, July 27, 2014

Dream it, Believe it, Achieve it



So today I just wanted to write about something that has really inspired me lately: believing in yourself.
I was watching a video the other day (one of the Shaytards video, if anyone watches YouTube videos - you should check them out if you don't! They are a great family who vlogs their daily life) and Shay was saying how important self-belief is. It basically breaks down to this: if you are trying to achieve something but you think to yourself "Oh, I could never do that" then you never will. If you are giving up right as you begin something, then you will never get far enough to actually achieve it. You have to stay positive and keep telling yourself that you will be successful, and that all of your hard work will pay off in the long run. People like Bill Gates and J.K. Rowling did not become extremely successful by constantly putting themselves down and not believing in themselves; at some point they had to have said to themselves "You know what, I am going to work as hard as I can and make  myself become successful." I guarantee you they didn't just sit around and wait for their success - they went out and achieved it themselves, with the help of self-belief and positive thinking.
 I know all of this sounds so cheesy, but the power of positive energy and thinking is extremely important to success. Your mind is a very powerful thing, and can oftentimes be the only thing holding you back. In many cases, you are the person who limits yourself the most with self-doubt, and the belief that you truly cannot do something. If you want to be a doctor, then great, go for it! If that isn't your cup of tea and you would rather be an artist, hats off to you! Just make sure you don't doubt yourself, and constantly put yourself down. When you tell yourself that you can't do something you instantly put a road block in your mind, and in your life. With thoughts like that, you won't be able to achieve anything because you will start to truly believe you can't. Your negative thoughts eventually turn into your beliefs, so if you keep limiting yourself with "I cannot's" then you will never achieve "I did's." You have to act as if you know  what you are trying to achieve is going to come true. However, just because you unabashedly believe you will succeed, doesn't mean there won't be any hardships. The road to success isn't a smooth one, but the power of positivity helps make it a little bit easier.
The well known saying "never say never" (ugh, insert Justin Bieber reference here) is known throughout the world because of its truth; you will truly not learn the outcome of all the "what if's" if you say "never" to all of them. Who knows what you could achieve if you stopped doubting yourself?
I think the reason why this stuck with me so much is because I will be starting college soon, and I'm anxious about my future and what I will do with my life. I still don't have a solid plan about what I want to study, major in, or even make a career out of. It's also exciting, though, because I feel as though I am finally beginning my life, and I want to have a positive start. I am one of those people who can't be negative all the time or I will give myself a heart attack! I am much more productive when I am surrounded with positivity, and I think that is true about most people. Allowing yourself to be positive and have a great outlook on life truly goes a long way. Positive energy attracts positive energy when it comes to the ways of the world, so it is a great practice to always look on the brighter side of things.

What do you think about self-belief? Have you ever struggled with it?

Thank you so much for reading, and as always, have a wonderful day! :)

4 comments:

  1. Yes yes yes! I completely agree with this! Thinking positively can help in so many ways and even if it doesn't solve the problem, it can lead to better things. (wow I sound so vague HAHAHAH). But I remember that moment before I first published my post that introducing my blog design business thing and how I was SO afraid. I was filled with a lot of self-doubt but I pressed it realizing that if I never did, I would never know. I tried thinking positively instead of clouding myself with "what if"s.

    Thank you so much for writing this post! Such a great reminder to think positively in life :)

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    1. Definitely!! That's great that you decided to post that though - look where it has gotten you! :) I have experienced that so much in the last couple of years in my life, and every time I have decided to "take the plunge" I have been really glad that I did afterwards!

      I'm really glad you liked it! :)

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  2. I really enjoyed this post. I definitely think positive thinking goes a long way in making you more comfortable with yourself and just enjoying life more. Great job!

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    1. Thank you - I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)

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