The Success Principles Series – Believe In Yourself

Sep 15, 2022 | CPA Blog |

The fifth topic in the book “The Success Principles” by Jack Canfield is all about believing in yourself. 

Jack Canfield shares that if you are going to be successful in creating the life of your dreams, you have to believe that you are capable of making it happen.  You have to believe you have the right stuff, that you are able to pull it off.  You have to believe in yourself.

Whether you call it self-esteem, self-confidence, or self-assurance, it is a deep-seated belief that you have what it takes – the abilities, inner resources, talents, and skills to create your desired results,

He explains that believing in yourself is a choice.  It’s an attitude you develop over time.  It doesn’t matter whether you had supportive parents, or what your past was like, it’s your responsibility to take charge of your own self-concept and your beliefs.

If you are going to be successful, you need to give up the phrase “I can’t” and any other version such as “I wish I were able to.”  

The truth is that your brain is designed to solve any problem and reach any goal that you give it.  It’s important to understand that the words you think and say actually affect your body.

He shares that when you were a toddler, there was no stopping you.  You thought you could climb up on anything.  No barrier was too big for you to attempt to overcome.

But little by little, your sense of invincibility is conditioned out of you until you no longer believe you can.  Now that you are an adult, you must take responsibility for removing “I can’t” from your vocabulary.

Lastly, he shares that you need to base your decisions about what you want to do on your goals and desires – not the goals, desires, opinions, and judgments of your parents, friends, spouse, children, and coworkers.  Quit worrying about what other people think about you and follow your heart.

Dr. Daniel Amen’s 18/40/60 Rule: When you’re 18, you worry about what everybody is thinking of you; when you’re 40, you don’t give a darn what anybody things of you; when you’re 60, you realize nobody’s been thinking about you at all.

Believe in yourself and leave other people to think what they choose to think.

Source – “The Success Principles”