I love this time of the year.
This is the time for family and friends. It’s the time to slow down and reflect. And I am consistently reminded to practice being in a state of gratitude from moment to moment.
I am writing this to you on a plane ride to visit my paren’ts in New Jersey. And as I sit here reflecting on my life and what I am grateful for, one thing keeps surprisingly popping up over and over again.
I am grateful that I believe in myself.
And I am especially grateful that I noticed a pattern that most successful people in business, in sports and anywhere in life, have this uncanny ability to believe in themselves.
Those who believe in themselves succeed and those who don’t have a tendency to struggle.
By the way, when I say I believe in myself, I don’t just mean I believe I can do this one activity or be good in this one particular situation.
What I am talking about is an overarching belief – “I can do it. I trust myself to achieve anything I put my mind to.”
I have been studying this subject and experimenting on myself with this for years. So that now after years of practice and personal inquiry, I can now honestly say:
“I believe in myself.”
So I want to share some of my practices and mindsets that have been incredibly helpful to me on my journey towards believing in myself:
- Put good thoughts in my head – my thoughts create my reality, so I do my best to expose myself to good thoughts that serve me and humanity (hint: I have given up being connected to the news cycle); what I put in is what I get out
- Give myself permission to go for what I want – what I want is sacred; by going for what I want no matter how impossible or scary it may seem, I am honoring myself and what the Universe has in store for me
- Appreciate small wins – I know everything is cumulative; there are no overnight successes; so by appreciating small wins consistently, I get to create constant movement forward towards that which I want
- Pay attention – I am getting feedback from the Universe all the time; by not taking this feedback personally, I get to course correct and get better over time
So I want to encourage you to consciously embrace the journey towards believing in yourself. It will change your life.
What are you grateful for?
P.S. A couple of weeks ago, I held a “Get Real Open Forum with Bill” community call as an experiment. On it, I openly shared about my daily practices and my “secrets” to success, and many other things I don’t usually have a chance to talk about. One of my favorite questions was “how do you talk your spiritual practices when you have a business audiences?”
I got so much positive feedback that I wanted to share the recording with you here.