“What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.” — Anthony Robbins
It’s funny how everything you set for yourself is just all in your mind, right?
Like, the difficulties, the impossibilities or the unbreakable… They are only existing because you let them be. And when you let these thing creep in your mind, you’ll miss many chances to see a new side of your own capabilities.
Like, when I was at University, I really wanted to join the university’s guitar club. But, I put a “but” in my choice — “I couldn’t play guitar, definitely”. I believe that I couldn’t learn it or play it, like, ever. Then I buried that thought deep down in my heart and moved on. It only left so much regret in me. Nothing else.
Until when I had my 1st job, I finally thought it over and decided to sign up a guitar course. While my fingers flown on the strings, I found myself lost in both emotion and proud. I actually can do it.
Our life is sure such a damn long journey to find ourselves, define ourselves, pick ourselves up, and improve it.
However, saying “I can’t do this” is just us making a boundary to limit our own potential.
Remember that we tend to act the way we believe. Call me a daydreamer, unrealistic, but for me, it’s true that we have the choice to become the people we want us to be. We all have the equal access to all the tools, the means, the know-hows — the rest lies in your own choice.
You believe that you’re only average. Then you’re average. You believe you’re great. You’ll become greater than now.
If you have to make choice, choose to believe in yourself.
When facing a problem, challenge yourself to BELIEVE that you CAN DO it first. Then you’ll be able to. In the end, you actually CAN do it.
“Sometimes you reach what’s real just by making belief” – It’s one of my favorite lines from “Ever ever after” by Carrie Underwood.
It’s just about self-confidence. Have a strong will to learn and you’ll be the creator of your own metamorphosis.
Did someone say: Fake it till you make it? If you need to make a fool of yourself by faking that you’re good — even this is enough to make you become great.
So today I tell myself:
I’m a good writer. I’m going to be a great copywriter. I’m going to be a great content marketer.
I chose to live that way.