“Whether you think you can or think you can’t………you’re right.”
– Henry Ford
Many times in our lives we have preconceived notions of our capabilities. We tell ourselves that we can’t make certain changes because of a multitude of reasons. I can’t get that job, I’m not smart enough or I can’t find happiness, I don’t deserve it. Everyday we tell ourselves what we can or can’t do based solely on some idea of what we think to be true. But what if Henry Ford is right? What if believing in ourselves CAN bring about the changes we desire?
Now, simply thinking about change isn’t enough to make it happen but it’s a great start. Next time you find yourself facing self-doubt stop for a minute and try something different. Be aware of what’s actually going on and realize that those thoughts are nothing more than, well, thoughts. Now take that self-doubt and switch it around. Tell yourself I can do this, I’m worth it, I am capable. See what happens, you might just be surprised by the outcome.
I can’t imagine anyone succeeding in a task by telling themselves over and over again that they couldn’t do it. Sure, we all wonder if we can or can’t do something, that’s normal, we’re human but taking chances and pushing through is what makes life worth living.