Your Belief to Complete a Half of the Way
Have you ever faced a challenge and backed out thinking you may not be able to do it? You may have done this many times. But have you ever thought about giving yourself a chance? A chance to your own strengths, powers and undiscovered abilities.
As Theodore Roosevelt says, ‘Believe you can and you’re halfway there’, the idea of belief in oneself is yet to be explored. Theodore Roosevelt was an American statesman, author, explorer and a reformer who served as the 26th president of the United States from 1901 to 1909.
He was also a prolific writer, writing with passion on subjects ranging from foreign policy to the importance of belief in one’s life. So, these words by Theodore Roosevelt cannot be taken lightly.
Why is Belief in Oneself Important?
A success doesn’t mean the accomplishment of any task; it is about working hard, overcoming the external forces and making sacrifices. Overcoming the power of your own mind is another important factor.
A negative mindset or attitude that makes you believe that something is impossible would work only against you in the long run. It does nothing than to pull you back while you are trying to move ahead.
If you are pretty convinced about your abilities, you would try again and again until you achieve it. The belief won’t let you slow down and rest until you taste the success.
Belief System: A Proven Fact
The idea of faith in own strength has been a fact for a long time now. Stephen Hawking, despite being challenged by a motor neuron disease, is one of the most admired scientists in physics with numerous books and publications under his belt.
Helen Keller, blind and deaf, was a political activist and a celebrated author in America.
Thomas Edison, had a learning disability, was deaf and yet mastered his subject and invented the light bulb.
John Nash, Christy Brown, Beethoven are some of many successful people who have proven the fact repeatedly with their ultimate weapon – Belief.
“I think that everyone has something about themselves, their that they feel is their weakness, their disability. And I am certain we all have one, because I think of a disability as being anything which undermines our belief and confidence in our own abilities.”
― Aimee Mullins
If they could achieve this with their own issues, why can’t we?
Keeping the Faith Alive
One may face times when he is not able to cope up. The times when halfway (or a little beyond) is as far as you get. Is halfway okay sometimes? Yes, It is. Failure has always been hard to accept. But it is an opportunity to grow.
Every successful person faced failure many times in their lives, but what made them great is that they dared to try. They dared to fail again and again and make actions to turn their dreams into reality.
Sometimes you may not feel like doing something because it seems difficult to do, you may feel like having the success but not confident enough to work towards it. So, there is a way out. It is better to apply the golden rule – ‘fake it until you make it’.
Try to lie to yourself, give excuses for hard work and soon you would develop a reason, a belief and when this would happen, you would automatically be driven by the power of belief. Even if this doesn’t happen, it is more important to have a goal, faith that you can do it, putting your soul into it and finally cherish the process of accomplishing the goal step by step.
It may not work every time. You might face failures a multitude of time. But, do not be disheartened. You would be facing wins as well. It would work out several times for you. It is better to see the positives in the negatives and remember that everyone is meant for something great. It must be that you just haven’t realized your potential yet!
Written By: Krishna Kumar Singh