Action is the foundational key to all success – Pablo Picasso.
Many successful people argue that performance is always the basis for long-term success. Dedication and hard work are certainly essential parts of the recipe for success but there are other factors at play also. In all cases, however, success is something that one achieves by being proactive and determined. It can be said truthfully that success is earned by those people who have taken charge of their lives, who have shown determination, and who have sought to self-determine what they want to be.
Their hard work is never aimless: they have a clear vision of their future and they have the passion, determination, and commitment to be guided by realistic and achievable goals. Determined people do not succumb to aimlessly drifting through life. They know that goal-setting gives purpose to their lives. They do not let fear or self-doubt prevent them from realizing their full potential.
Mindset is so important for success. Inner conviction is nurtured by those who adopt a positive can-do mindset. Your state of mind is your responsibility. Great golfers know that inner strength can be nurtured by the correct mindset and by an unwavering conviction of self-worth. They build their positive mindset and nurture a positive self-image. They are winners because they have the winners’ positive outlook on life bolstered by inner conviction and the resilience to never give up. What you think you become – Buddha.
Mental toughness and strong self-belief are essential for success. Mental toughness comes from within and is embedded in your authentic beliefs and values. A strong set of values fuels self-belief and guides purpose in life. Knowing what you stand for and knowing what to aim for will give you the courage to commit, the strength to act, and the resilience to overcome obstacles.
Self-discovery is all about looking for the hero inside oneself. Everyone has talents but not all of us discover our talents. More than intelligence it is character, self-belief, and vision which matter most in determining a successful life. Strength of character is a choice and everything we do in life reflects our choices. We can choose to stand firm in our beliefs, stand up for our values, bounce back from disappointments. As Edmund Hillary, the first person to climb Mount Everest, once said: “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves”.
The power of self-belief can propel us to achieve much more than we ever thought possible. Believe in yourself and others will too. In life, we should choose to grow, not stagnate. To succeed you must first believe you can. In the words of Walt Disney: If you can dream it, you can do it. But you will need the determination to act on your vision. If you don’t challenge yourself, you will never know what you can become. Commitment and determination are what separates doers from dreamers.
You can become a greater person than you ever dreamed possible. You can do so by seeking to be the best version of yourself that you can be. Don’t limit your potential because of limited self-belief. Beliefs can lead to action or limit action so it is imperative that you control your mind and manage your thought process. The only thing keeping you from reaching your potential is a lack of self-belief. Life has no limitations, except the ones you make – Les Brown.
Don’t live with the limits of your self-beliefs but rather reach out to explore your potential. Life is full of opportunities if you can only see them. To conclude with the words of the famous inventor, Thomas Edison: If we all did the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.
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