Without realizing it, we can prevent ourselves from reaching the goals that we often long to achieve. We tell ourselves that we aren’t good enough, we aren’t smart enough, or we don’t deserve the very thing that is meant for us. In those moments of negative self-talk, we put the energy out there into the universe that we can’t do something and that may be what causes it not to happen. I’ve learned that you can choose to speak your goals into existence or speak them directly into the ground. Either way, you have the power of both the tongue and action. Years ago, I read a book called “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. This book doesn’t necessarily teach you how to get rich, but it does teach you how to change your mindset, which can motivate you to put everything else aside and keep pushing to achieve your goals. This book documents stories of many millionaires and how their mindset was the reason for their success. No matter how bizarre the goal or who laughed in disbelief, they believed in it with every fiber in their being. They didn’t tell themselves that the dream was too impossible to attain. In fact, they said the very opposite. I WILL ACHIEVE THIS GOAL. The possibility of failing wasn’t even a thought in their mind. How many of us automatically think that we’re going to fail before we even get started? I’ve done it before, and I still do it to this day. Every successful person that I have done research on says that you have to change your mindset to believe in and accept success. You can’t dwell on the possibility of failure or who won’t believe in you. Truthfully, many people won’t begin to believe in you until they see that other people are supporing you. You have to believe in yourself and realize that failure is only a step of progress toward your goals.
Napoleon says, “Failure comes to those who indifferently allow themselves to become failure conscious.” We have to learn to become success conscious instead. Believe in yourself as if you already know that it’s going to happen. It doesn’t matter how long it takes you to get there, but just believe that you WILL get there. Speak that your goals will happen, and don’t even focus on the possibilty of it going any other way. Believe in yourself today, write that book, start that podcast, and begin working on your youtube channel. Whatever has been placed on your heart to do, GO FOR IT! Don’t let negative thinking or self-talk hinder you from becoming who you were meant to be!