A Quick History Lesson On Confidence
“They can because they think they can!” -Virgil
Hearing this quote from Virgil, one of Rome’s greatest poets, gives me chills on how true this is in everyday life. One of the simplest quotes with such a big impact, this quote has not lost its value over time. Basically one of the earliest forms of saying you need to believe in yourself, but it’s much deeper than that.
Something you will just never see in the world is someone who has done something great and completely believed that they couldn’t.
If they have accomplished a great deal then that is where it all started, believing in themselves, deep down, that they can and will accomplish their dream. No one else will believe in you before you do, in fact it is almost impossible for someone to believe in you unless you first have the confidence in yourself.
People often can’t because they don’t think they can, and don’t think they can because they can’t. This is the catch-22 of life, but one of those things will have to change otherwise no one would ever accomplish anything. Really the only thing you can change is your thought process and how you approach new things. If there are obstacles to overcome, you can’t think about them, only on the fact that you can do this. You can and will overcome anything in your path and assume that there will be lots of things in your path, so when you face them you will be ready. First know that you are capable of the feat and then everything else, the hardships, the struggle, the stress, will cease to matter.
“They” – in this instance meaning people of success
They have accomplished a great deal by believing in themselves, and that is why they can!
And that is how you can to!
If you want to be a millionaire, believe you can.
If you want to be a top athlete, believe you can.
If you want to be a celebrity, believe you can.
Anything you want to be, the first step you will have to take is to “think you can.”
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