July 11, 2014 1230 pm
I apologize for the delay in my posting today. I've been a bit under the weather today, but in the spirit of our "Finisher Friday" I gave myself a gut check and I'm ready to go. Today I wanted to talk about believing in yourself because I think that is the way people can only become finishers. By finisher I mean winner, champion, achieve your goals, and make a life that you want for yourself.
Have you ever had a great idea, concept, or a plan that would fix a problem? Have you been told that it won't work, ignored, or they chose to do something different? I'm sure it's a yes to all of these questions, and we all need to develop thick skin to survive in the world. Agreed, but more importantly you need to believe in yourself in those instances, and believe in what you're bringing to the table.
A year ago I personally left a corporate position because I wanted to make a change in people's lives. In my last positions I was unable to get that accomplished for a number of reasons, but I still believed there was something more I was suppose to do. The release of our eBook and this program is one of many things I want to do to help people change their lives.
This year has been fraught with personal illness, losses, financial challenges, depression, and frustration at times. That's life isn't it for each and everyone one of us, but through it all I've held on to the belief that I want to make a difference. I want to be the change, I want to see people take control of their lives, and I want to see people live longer lives with those they love by sharing some information that will help end their battle with smoking.
What is it for you? Do you have doubters or are you doubting yourself? Yes, we all have moments of uncertainty, but you need to remember who you are, the talents you have, and how you want to make others' lives better by following that passion. I'm going to leave you with some quotes below this awesome picture that hopefully will encourage you today. Have an amazing weekend, and look in that mirror and tell yourself "I can do it"!!! Take care. Dave
"To succeed we must first believe that we can."
"A person can be as great as they want to be. If you believe in yourself, and have courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive, and if you are willing to sacrifice little things in life, and pay the price for the things that are more."
"Believe in yourself and there will come a day when others will have no choice but to believe."
"To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when no one else will."
Sugar Ray Robinson
"Don't be afraid to be amazing."
Andy Offutt Irwin