A lot of people aren’t seizing opportunities for success because they don’t believe they can succeed.
Even if they could do something that would make them successful, they don’t believe they can do it. And that self-limiting belief is enough to stop them from taking those critical first steps for success.
Here’s why: a lot of people are not aware that there’s greatness in them. They don’t believe that they can unleash it. They don’t believe that anyone would want the value that they have to offer. They don’t believe that they’re worth very much.
The reason they don’t believe in their self worth is because they’ve been programmed to believe that. They’ve been programmed to believe that they’re not worth much. They’ve been programmed to believe that they have to stay mediocre all their lives. They’ve been programmed to believe that they can’t buy the big house or the Ferrari because someone else said so. Once a person lives with a certain belief, they are going to operate on those beliefs.
In other words, they are going to take action based on those beliefs that they have.
But the good news is:
Our actions can dramatically change if our beliefs dramatically change too.
All there is to change is beliefs.
Think about it.
Has there ever been a time when someone else (usually parents) told you that in order to be successful, you have to go to school, get an education, get a stable job and work hard for someone else. And maybe one day you’ll be able to retire.
You probably believed what you were told and went to school like everyone else, got a good education and landed got a job. But what you don’t realise is that by doing that, you are more than likely to end up broke by the time you’re 65.
So instead of continuously listening to the people who have got you mediocre results today, choose to listen to a different type of person. Listen to and learn from successful people who are producing better results than you.
Listen to those who encourage you and tell you that you could do more than what you ever thought was possible. Continue to listen to those encouraging words even if you aren’t so sure if that was true. Because remember, the human mind tends to believe the things we’ve been told. So if you love encouraging words that people tell you, choose to believe it. Get excited about it. Keep listening and let those positive words re-program the quality of your beliefs. Over time, you’ll discover yourself enhancing the quality of the actions you will take, and hence the results you will achieve.