The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life
is often the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible. —Richard M. DeVos, billionaire entrepreneur
People who believe in themselves become pioneers. They are the ones who set trends and break records. They boldly do what others say cannot be done. These people are very often the inventors, athletic superstars, and the multimillionaires of a generation. When you start believing in yourself, you will start making a difference in the world around you. People who believe in themselves inspire others to believe in themselves. Your self-confidence is directly connected to how you think and feel you are making a difference in the world.
Confidence is the only way others will know what you believe in. What you believe you can do predicts your level of performance in everything you do. You will never achieve beyond what you can believe. When you start believing that you are among the best, you will start acting and performing at your best. When you start believing that you can accomplish big things, you will actually do big things.
When you believe that you are important you will automatically handle everything you do as important and with a spirit of excellence. When you start believing that you are worth millions of dollars, people will start treating you like you are valuable.
Sometimes you have to look reality in the eye and deny it. —Garrison Keillor, author, storyteller, comedian
The Confidence Coach Says:
Many people, over a period of time, develop limiting beliefs about who they are and what they are capable of accomplishing.
You may have heard this story, but it is worth another telling. A 5-year-old boy was intently working with his crayons at the kitchen table when his mother walked in and questioned what he was doing. Her son replied, “I’m drawing a picture of God.”
“But honey,” she said, “no one knows what God looks like.”
With great confidence the boy boldly said, “They will when I’m done.”
This young boy stayed confident in the face of negativity. He refused to allow his mother’s limiting belief system to stop him from achieving something extraordinary.
Do you want to take your life to the next level? I am confident that your answer is “Yes”! You cannot change your life unless you can change your paradigms and belief systems. Your life today is built around the beliefs you had five to ten years ago. It is imperative you realize that the same pattern or way of thinking that has brought you to this place in life will not get you to where you want to go in the future.
I am fortunate over the years to have the opportunity to be a coach/consultant to many highly successful leaders. Many people who have achieved a degree of success in life are sometimes the most difficult to help. Why? They tend to justify their current way of thinking and working and state that it is what got them to the current level of success they are now enjoying. This is a valid point. However, a new level of thinking and a new way of working must take place in order to experience a new level of personal and professional success.
The challenge with most of our current beliefs is that they are often developed unconsciously, or without direct, critical thinking on our part. It’s really easy for people to be influenced by well-intentioned family members, advertisements, medical professionals, or government, without really thinking through the origin or motives of the information we receive.
Unmasking Negative Beliefs
You may say, “I don’t really have any negative belief systems.” Yes, I know, I thought that way once myself so let’s try this little exercise.
What is your current income? Fill in this blank ______________
Now, take the last number off the end of your income. Fill in this blank. ____________
Question: Do you believe you can do some really stupid things in one year to reduce your income down to this figure? I know your answer is yes just like 100 percent of our seminar participants.
Ready for the next set of questions?
Take your current income number and add another zero to the end. Fill in this blank ______________
Now here is your potential income for next year. How would you like that? As you think about this figure, I am sure you are also thinking, This is not possible. See, you had no problem believing you could reduce your income, but you are experiencing FEAR, UNCERTAINTY, and DOUBT all over the place when you should have the CONFIDENCE by now to add the zero.
You are probably saying, “Yes, but….”
List all your “Yes, but” statements here:
These are the limiting belief systems that you have embedded deep in your mindset.
Is this number a realistic goal? Probably not. But the point of the exercise is to reveal those hidden wrong belief systems in your subconscious.
Confidence Coach Says:
Never protect a belief system that has not produced success, wealth, happiness, or a victory.
Do you believe you can double your income? Most people do not believe that. Okay, do you believe that in one year you can do some things that would cut your income in half? Almost everybody believes that. It is easier to believe all the bad stuff; and because we believe all the bad stuff, more bad stuff usually happens.
Money potential can never be limited to what you can afford, “I cannot afford.”
Never say that, and never tell your kids that. You can afford it. You might say, “But I do not have money to buy it.” No problem! You just need to figure out a way to make it happen. Go to the store a buy a pack of bubble gum for $1 and teach your child to be an entrepreneur by selling each piece at school for 50 cents. Then she can save her money to buy whatever she wants.
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