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Monday, November 29, 2010

Believe You Can

"I don't think anything is unrealistic if you believe you can do it."

~Mike Ditka

The importance of belief is everything.  If you believe you cannot do something, you are absolutely right, you won't be able to do it.  If you believe you can, you have created the possibility of success.  That's all it takes--just the possibility.  Once you conceive of the possibility of being able to do something, you open the door to making it happen.  Too often we limit ourselves with our beliefs.  You make not know if you can achieve it or not, but when you believe it is possible, achieving it is no longer an unrealistic expectation.  You will just have to test it out.

This week:  Think of a time in your life when you believed you could do something, even if you didn't know how to do it yet.  What happened?  Were you successful?  If so, what make you successful.  Write down these circumstances as they will give you a hint at some resources you've used in the past that have made you successful.  If you were not successful, why not?  What would you have had to do differently to succeed?  What beliefs, talents, skills or knowledge would you have needed to be able to do it?  Those also provide hints about resources which can help you become successful.  Now, ask yourself what you have been postponing or avoiding because you haven't thought it was possible.  What might you get if you changed that belief? 

Linda Pucci, Ph.D. is a psychologist, life coach and certified trainer with more than 30 years of experience helping people achieve goals they had not thought possible.  She specializes in helping people get rid of limiting beliefs that block their success and happiness.  For more information about her services and to learn about free resources, go to http://www.innerresourcecenter.com/ .


gregg said...

Right on Linda!
When people look inward, that's the best way to foster that belief.....

buildingconfidentleaders.com said...

Linda, this is the time of year I call my "planning season." I so appreciate your post as a great reminder for this time. I'm attending a master-mind group tomorrow to kick-off my planning time, and I can go into this conversation positively conscious of challenging my beliefs about what I can do ... because my beliefs drive my behaviors. Thanks again.

Sue said...

The "believe it and do it" is SO ingrained in my training, it's hard to imagine being without it. You give a great way to get started on the path.
Sue P.

Santoshamo said...

This reminds me of the Ben Franklin quote, "Argue for your limitations and sure enough, they are yours."

Great reminder, especially as I prepare to leap into the new year and like Jeff, I am heavy into planning.

Thanks Linda!

creativelyfit said...

I was just talking with a friend about really feeling and imagining what you want to attract into your life--it will be like it already happened! Thanks, Linda!