Look at this question this way: You have to think you can. There is so much you can glean from this little saying by Henry Ford: “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right”.
When you think you can do something then you will try to do it. Conversely, some people will not even try if they think they can’t do something. So they will never know if they could have succeeded. What a waste of potential!
What characteristic would you say is pretty universal in people who are successful? The answer is self-confidence. A person that has this gift will usually always see everything through that lense. They believe in themselves and their abilities and that if they put their mind to it then they can do it.
Sometimes though people will lose their confidence in themselves if they have had critical people in their lives or they have suffered some failures. So they have to work at making themselves feel stronger. Sometimes it takes nothing more than determination and some self-talk to get them over the hump that will allow them to try something new like starting a home business and to believe that it is possible for them to succeed.
Another saying that is so important to remember in this regard is something like ‘the road to success is littered with failures’. We learn from our mistakes and mistakes are not really failures but lessons. So with each mistake we learn what we can and take it with us. We now have more information and have built a little strength of character in that we are still trying even after we made a mistake. ‘Try and try again’.
The only true failure is the one who will not even try or who quits trying just because everything is not immediate. Most things in reality require time and effort to succeed. We need to listen to the voice within us that tells us ‘I think I can’. When we begin to have doubts or we get angry because it appears we have wasted our time on another mistake, we need to not feed that negative energy. Refuse to go there.
A great way to blow those kind of thoughts out of the water is to realize how blessed you are, and to remember all the victories and accomplishments that you have had in your life. Think of specifically what they were and remember the feelings that you had when you had these experiences. Believe in yourself no matter what and always start from that point each day.