"I once read a life-giving quote. It wasn’t one of those simple thoughts that sounded nice, but are devoid of true lasting change. Instead, it was a quote that stopped me in my tracks and caused me to completely reevaluate my presumptions. Unfortunately, I didn’t make note of where I saw it and am unable to locate it. But the quote went something like this:
“Before you can be successful, you must believe you can be successful.”
I find inspiration in this mantra. Now, just to be clear, it isn’t a “just embrace the power of positive thinking and become incredibly successful” inspiration. Instead, it is the type of quote that forces me to evaluate my own intentions, motivations, and thoughts.
You see, before anyone will take the appropriate steps needed to chase success, they must believe two things:
- They must believe they have value to offer (e.g. a product, a service, or philosophy).
- They must believe they are capable of spreading it and equipped to deliver it."