You are your worse enemy when you choose not to believe in yourself. We always want to blame others, situations, or fate for our failures, when in reality we only have ourselves to blame. In order to succeed in life or anything you do, you have to believe in yourself.
We’ve all been there – as a little kid your parents would always tell you don’t jump off the coffee table because you will fall and hurt yourself, or don’t get too close to the pool because you can’t swim? I know for a fact I’ve been one of those kids. What we didn’t notice was when we decided to jump off that coffee table or jump in the pool we chose to believe in ourselves. It didn’t matter that your parents said you couldn’t swim or you’d get hurt, because at that moment we believed we could. That same mentality we had back then we need to have now.
There are so many risks in life, but if we don’t take them we will never know our full potential. It shows that we don’t believe in you. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not implying for you to go climb a mountain if you have no idea how to do it, but to believe in yourself that after the proper training you could.
There’s so many people out there who believe in you, but no matter how many people tell you that you can do something won’t make you take that next step. Did they influence you? Yes, but they influence you to believe in yourself to take that next step.
The people that love and support you can only cheer you on, but they can’t run your race. Each day, in everything you do, believe in yourself. Believe that you are here for a purpose. Believe that your problems are only temporary. At the end of the day you can either be your worse enemy or not, so why not believe in yourself?
“If you want it bad enough, and you’re willing to make the sacrifices, you can do it. But first you have to believe in yourself.” Jennie Finch