Another key factor you need in your personal armour as you battle for success is self belief. If you don’t believe in your own abilities to succeed in your chosen mission, then there’s little chance that anyone else will.
There is no point following your dream unless you are 100% certain you can succeed. The mindset you start off with will largely dictate whether you are going to fulfil your aspirations. So, if you keep telling yourself you can succeed, then you probably stand a good chance of doing so. The converse is also very true. If you don’t have self-belief, your self-confidence will be low and you’ll lack drive and purpose. The believe you can (BYC) mindset is crucial in delivering your vision.
Starting out with self-belief is vital, but events can conspire to damage this positive mindset. Channelling your thoughts into positive words and actions that are aligned with the goals you set will help you to keep on believing in yourself.
The BYC philosophy should become integral to your everyday life. If, as part of your career or profession, you manage or lead teams of people, it is your responsibility to embed such a thought process. No successful team ever wins without starting off thinking that it can!
Getting new projects and initiatives off to a flying start can really help propel you towards your goal. This requires high levels of motivation and energy to mobilise resources. When teams are involved, first ensure everyone knows where they are going and, second, that there is a collective belief that success is attainable. Teams that don’t engage the BYC philosophy will be at a serious disadvantage.
However, it’s important to remember that BYC starts with you! You need to foster the right climate to get the successful outcome.
BYC: Believe You Can
“It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.” - Muhammad Ali