Unless you really think you can, you probably won’t. There is so much deep meaning to Henry Ford’s little saying: “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right”. It has a lot to do with faith and self-confidence. We can really convince ourselves one way or another. That is why it is important to always try to think positive about everything we do.
When you think you can do something you will try to do it. Conversely, some people will not even try if they think they might not be able to do something. They will never know if they could have succeeded because they never tried. What a waste of potential talent!
Probably the primary characteristic that is standard in successful, happy people is self-confidence. A person that has this gift will usually see things through that perspective. I am up for it! I could do that! They believe in their abilities and even more important they are willing to learn anything they need to to accomplish their goals.
If folks have had critical or jealous people in their lives who have tried to tear them down, or they have suffered some failures, they don’t usually crawl in a hole and die. They work to make themselves stronger. It might only take more determination and some self-talk to get them over the hump to where they are ready to try some new challenge. Starting a home business might be your new challenge.
If not – oh well. We learn from our mistakes which are not failures but only lessons. So with each mistake we learn what we can. The bigger the catastrophe the stronger the lesson and the more we won’t forget. We move forward having more information and have acquired more strength of character to enable us to keep trying even after we made a mistake. ‘Try and try again’.
The real failure is only the one who will not try or who quits trying just because results are not instantaneous. In reality time and effort are required to succeed with most things. We need to listen to the voice that says ‘I think I can’ and then really believe it!