You must believe in yourself. Nurture a positive mindset and believe in your potential to achieve.
Start exploring the extent of your capabilities in the knowledge that you are far more capable than you ever before thought possible. Set goals and congratulate yourself when you achieve them, reset the bar each time and move further out of your comfort zone with each achievement. It might be changing a job, passing an exam, owning your own business, building a dream house, facing illness with courage, breaking a bad habit, creating a good habit, or working to become better parents, grandparents, daughters, sons, siblings or friends.
From the time we are born, we are learning, challenging ourselves to step into the unknown. When we turn away from a challenge, we turn away from discovering the true extent of our capabilities. We provide children with the support they need as they venture into the unknown, we must trust ourselves as we continue – just like a child – to learn and grow and develop. Every one of us is at some starting point in our lives, and if we stop learning, we stop growing. We are capable of so much more than we realise. We become alienated from our true selves if we don’t remain open to the possibilities that are available to us.
Fear of failure can hold us back and yet life’s greatest lessons are learned through initial shortcomings. Learning to walk is accompanied by many bumps which are merely stages on the journey to standing upright. You never truly fail when you are still trying. By consciously engaging with the challenge of discovering what we are capable of doing, our lives become journeys of self-discovery, of learning, of achieving. No matter what age you are, what skills you have, what educational qualifications you have, what job you are in, what emotional luggage you are carrying; you still have the opportunity to dream and achieve. Be open to possibility and opportunity. Look at the bigger picture and view your life as a journey of adventure and self-discovery.