Believe You Can – Do Not Doubt Your Goals

Why believing in yourself is so crucial in achieving any dream, vision, or idea? Because self-belief acts as a gatekeeper between your current life and the future.

It starts with a simple understanding that it is attainable, and you believe you can make it real. That is the beginning of everything. 

You straightforwardly have to believe in yourself because nothing can be attainable until it was believed. You have to believe in it to see it.

Albert Einstein said once, “Imagination is more important than knowledge”. He asserted that imagination rules the world. The world that where we live in is shaped by dreamers.

The Wright brothers dreamed of flight, and today we have aviation; Alexander Graham Bell dreamed of communication, and today we have phones on our phones. Dreamers like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates have shaped and formed the world we live inside.

If you read biographies of such people, you will understand that there are not great people there are only great dreams. When an ordinary person goes after a great dream or vision, that person becomes a great person.

We are all born in the same way, knowing nothing and starting at the same level. However, when you as an ordinary person and devote yourself to an extraordinary dream, you become that.

Why imagination is so important? 

When it comes to achieving great dreams or visions or goals, your imagination is everything. A strong imagination is one of the strongest qualities you can have to create an extraordinary dream to come true. Because you cannot create anything new if you don’t have it or believe you can.

And it is a preview of life’s coming attractions because, without it, you will repeat the same patterns, make the same mistakes and live the same life over and over again.

With it, there are no limits to what you can attempt. There are no limits to how far you can go or how big you can dream.

Your dreams may end in dust, but what if they do not? Would you rather live having attempted to live the life you want or die with regret? 

Albert Einstein also said that “Imagination is everything. It is the preview to life’s coming attraction.” 

How to expand your imagination?

To begin, you must stop fitting into the small box that society has placed you in and start imagining the life you truly desire. 

Then, when you are sure of what that life is, you have to go for it. We only get one chance at this miracle of human life, so live it fully and absolutely as you want it.

We all have dreams, but the problem is that when things get tough, most people stuff their dreams in a locker.

When faced with challenges in life, most people turn to what they already know. They take the easy route, which will never lead them to their dreams.

Albert Einstein said, “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” 

“He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.”

It is that simple: you have a choice. No matter what your circumstances are you can always choose to see everything around you as a miracle. The fact that we are here in a human body is said to be a one in 400 trillion chance, and very few of us believe we are a walking miracle.

It is sad to realize that so many people around us living their lives in their heads. They are gloomy about the future and resentful of the past. So much so that they are missing miracles at present.

The time has come to open your eyes and your heart to the magic all around you. The miracles of you and what you are truly capable of doing in this life. With sturdy belief, you can do it.

Now that you know that imagination allows you to create the life that you want. And with a believing attitude, you can make that your reality. The next step is to maintain your focus and never lose it. 

Let see how does “Focus” should look like?

You can be crazy enough, like Mr. Bean. Watch the video below to understand.

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In this clip, he is so focused on what he wanted that he could not see anything other than that beach. How he was taking step after step and the path was unfolding just for him. 

Once you are focused, the doors will open for you. Yes, your path will be fraught with difficulties, unlike Mr. Bean in the video. 

However, obstacles will arise on the way to achieving extraordinary goals. But believe you can and never give up. 

Extraordinary dreams bring with them many difficulties and failure.

It is important to believe that you are capable of building a life as you want. And never giving up is the only way to live an extraordinary dream.

If you believe in yourself or believe you can do it. Then you refuse that you are stuck or you are limited and capable of anything you want. 

Because with belief comes new possibilities and opening up to opportunities when you refuse to give up on your dreams.

Anything is possible when:

taking a step forward every day,

open to new learning and willing to work for it,

trust your intuition and start following  your heart,

you show the courage to trust the universe and the process,

Everything becomes possible because, if you can believe it, you can achieve it. If you can imagine or dream it, you can be it.

Shakespeare said, “Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.”

Many people are so afraid of failure that they do not even try, and, as a result, they fail by default. They do not understand that achieving anything significant in life will never be easy.

But it is a guarantee that you will not achieve anything if you do not even try in the first place.

Because no one knows what could happen in the future and what it holds for you. Anything can happen if you believe you can if you are willing to learn how to make it happen in your way.

Then it might not happen right away and might take longer than your expected time.

But if you are committed and maintain your belief that, in the end, you are going to achieve your desired outcome. Then, without a doubt, you will achieve your desired outcome.

The story of some ordinary people who never give up on their extraordinary dream!
Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan was only 15 when he dreamed of becoming a basketball player, just like every other kid in the gym. When he was rejected by the high school basketball team, his dream was dashed.

The only reason was that he was not tall enough for the team, as they needed someone taller.

When he discovered that his name was not on the list and his close friend’s name was there, he was embarrassed and devastated by his own decision. So, he went home, closed the door, and cried for an hour.

But he did not give up; instead, he turned that rejection into motivation. It gave him the determination to become the best thing. That rejection launched his successful basketball career.

Michael Jordan said, “I can accept failure; everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.”

Michael Jordan spent his sophomore year as the star of the junior varsity team. Jordan wanted to watch the other boys play so badly.

He asked the coach at the end of the basketball season if he could ride on the team bus to the tournament. The coach agreed with one condition.

. “He told me that the only way I could go in was to carry the players’ uniforms.” So that’s what I did. I walked into the building carrying the uniforms of the players who had made the team. 

What made me feel the worst about that was that my parents had come to watch the tournament. And when they saw me walking in carrying the uniforms, they thought I was being given a chance to play. 

That’s what hurt me, they thought I was being given a chance but I was just carrying the clothes for the others.

But things began to change in his life soon. He had grown a few inches and worked harder than the others by the following summer. Michael Jordan decided that nothing could stop him.

All types of failure and rejection can not discourage him. And he will not allow them to get in the way of his dream.

“Whenever I was working out and got tired and figured I ought to stop, I’d close my eyes and see that list in the locker room without my name on it. That usually got me going again.”

His hard work paid off that year as he made the team and instantly became the best player. And, as we all know, Michael Jordan has become one of the greatest basketball players and inspirations.

His basketball career was fascinating and one of a kind. It included six NBA championships, 14 all-star games, two Olympic gold medals, and his NBA records are unreachable. Failure was always a part of his life.

There is no doubt that failure will be part of your extraordinary dream, but that will only add to it.

Michael Jordan said to learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail. “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that’s why I succeed.”

Oprah Winfrey

Out of all the success stories, her story is one of my favorites. She was born to a single adolescent mother. She explained that her childhood was full of abuse that no one should experience.

Winfrey was raised by her strict grandmother for the first six years of her life in poverty.

Back then, they were so poor that she often wore dresses made of potato sacks. Oprah was six years old when her grandmother became ill, so she moved to live with her mother.

From the age of 9 to 13, she was abused sexually by her cousin, her uncle, and a family friend.

Winfrey became pregnant at the age of 14 and gave birth to a premature baby who died a week later in a hospital.

 So how has her life changed? 

When Oprah moved away to live with her father in Tennessee. There she attended Tennessee State University and got started her communication. Winfrey got a part-time job at a local black radio station during her high school. 

She became interested in the media at the age of 19 and decided to pursue a career in television. Begin co-anchoring the local evening news.

And at that time, she achieved two great things in her life: the youngest news anchor and the first black female anchor for Nashville’s WLAC-TV. 

Oprah Winfrey’s big break came in 1983 when she began hosting a low-rated half-hour morning talk show on Chicago’s WLS-TV. Within a month, the talk show had become Chicago’s highest-rated talk show.

That happened after Winfrey took over the show. Three years later, her show was extended to an hour, renamed the Oprah Winfrey Show, and went national, making Winfrey a millionaire.

She has become one of the 400 richest people in America. Inspiring millions of people and constantly helping them in the community.

Winfrey’s story is a perfect example of what is possible, regardless of where you were born and how you were raised.

Oprah Winfrey, “Turn your wounds into wisdom.”      

Why do people doubt their goals?

No matter what, sometimes in your journey of becoming what you want, you will doubt yourself. Because we live in a society where not everyone is willing to dream big.

They are afraid of dreaming of a great life because they have plenty of examples of what could go wrong.

They believe that life is tough and full of challenges, and such ideas can impact us. But your job is not to buy them and believe that you are capable of creating what you want.

There is an African proverb that reads: When there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do no harm. 

That means when you refuse to allow doubts to enter your mind, then no doubts from others will ever threaten your judgment. When you start developing a powerful mindset, then no one can ever defeat you with their words or any type of judgment.

It is very clear that if you believe in yourself, then why would you need anyone else to believe in you? Because others do not know who or what you will become in your life, only you know that. 

You have to decide if other opinions will become your reality or if you create your own version by believing in your own dreams.

And the other greatest challenge or obstacle you will face is your doubts, fear, and conditioned thoughts. But if you want to live your dream, you have to fight for it. Because only you are responsible for making your dream into a reality.

If you want to achieve any of your desire, dream, or vision, then you have to take 100% responsibility for it. Remember, even 99.99% will not work for it.

3 thoughts on “Believe You Can – Do Not Doubt Your Goals

  1. You must stop fitting in small boxes which society has made….. so true you have said…
    Love all ua articles since they all are so true and authentic.. ua articles make us realise r flaws..

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