Some Believe Less, Some Achieve More: Embracing Self-Belief to Unlock Your Unlimited Potential

31/07/2023
Believe in Yourself: Unlocking the Power Within to Pursue and Achieve Success
Believe in Yourself: Unlocking the Power Within to Pursue and Achieve Success

"There are people out there, perhaps less skilled than you, but they are doing exactly what you want to do, pursuing the dreams you've always wanted to pursue, and achieving great success because of it.

And you are not.

Simply because: they believe in themselves more than you do."

I happened to hear this quote, and it kept echoing in my mind non-stop. It's so accurate, almost painfully so.

Looking back at myself in my 30s, I see a timid, shy, and self-conscious person. I always felt underestimated in terms of my abilities.

I always yearned to do something worthy of my own expectations. But at the same time, I held myself back with negative thoughts, limited beliefs, like "what if I'm not good enough, what if I fail because I lack determination and commitment to myself?"

I'm not sure how much things have changed.

Perhaps ever since I realized that I only have one life to live. If I'm not willing to pursue what I truly desire with this fleeting life, then I might have to accept that someday, I will look back on the years with regret.

I can't bear to see someone achieve what I truly want, simply because they were putting in the effort while I hesitated. Maybe I'm not strong enough.

And the scariest part is perhaps when we realize that we've wasted a lifetime in unfounded anxieties.

The journey to liberate oneself from limited beliefs is not easy. There have been times when it forced me to confront insecurities about myself, or the wounds from childhood...

But as I overcome them, I gradually feel a fierce sense of freedom. It's as if there's something within that has been quietly suppressed and neglected all these years, now being touched, nurtured, and unlocked.

When I believe in myself more, I realize how I can become the best version of myself.

Turns out, the distance between us and the life we want to live is just one word: "daring." Dare to believe, dare to take the first step, and dare to continue pursuing even in the face of obstacles.

No matter how paradoxical it may sound, belief will determine reality. Whether you believe "I can do it" or "I can't do it," both beliefs are correct. Because from those beliefs, you will have corresponding thoughts and actions.

In the end, I don't know who will read this article, I only hope that you will always nurture belief in yourself.

Despite what others think of you, or even what you think of yourself... dare to speak your truth, dare to pursue what you believe is right...

As long as you don't confine and restrain yourself with self-doubt, you will find that every door will open for you, once you unlock the first and most important door within yourself.