Your ability to create your business and your life is so much better than you believe. You deserve more credit than you sometimes give yourself. Once you fully appreciate this and hold it as your outlook, you will recognize that your future depends on this outlook. The simple fact is that nothing more directly affects your future than your points of view and your outlook. You are better than you believe.
Successful entrepreneurs have gratitude for their ability to trust in themselves!
The biggest difference I’ve noticed between the successful entrepreneur and unsuccessful people isn’t intelligence or opportunity or resources. It’s the belief that they can successfully create their life and business with ease. They trust in their ability to create. This confidence has made them different. Just a simple trust in themselves.
When they see an opportunity that sounds awesome but that they're not qualified for, they trust that they’ll figure it out and go for it anyway. They have the ability to deal with uncertainty and failure. They trust that if they move forward anyway, then they will figure it out.
Israel’s own imperious ‘iron lady’ and first woman prime minister, Golda Meir, once said: "Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."
One of my favorite quotes from her is “I can honestly say that I was never affected by the question of the success of an undertaking. If I felt it was the right thing to do, I was for it regardless of the possible outcome.” That underlies how much she trusted herself in all that she did and the gratitude she had for her ability to trust in herself.
Do you have gratitude for yourself and a trust in your ability?
Do you believe that it is truly possible for you to create a remarkable business? Do you believe that it is possible to raise the bar in your own life even if the world around you accepts average? Do you trust that you can make a difference in the world and that you can make those things happen with ease?
If you don’t believe that it’s possible to make new things work, then it’s hard to make any progress. I don’t care how good the ideas are, nothing will work for you if you don’t believe in them. And more importantly, nothing will work if you don’t believe in yourself.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
—John F. Kennedy