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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

B is for BELIEVE


Mary Kay didn’t let anything stop her and built a huge cosmetics empire just because she believed she could and she didn’t let others say she couldn’t. She persevered through many obstacles, the biggest one being fear.

How often do we hold back with fear, thinking we can’t do something instead of taking a risk and trying? Our fear of failure and embarrassment can be so strong that we are paralyzed to take action.

We believe that inner voice that says we can’t do something or worse, we believe the negative naysayers out to sabotage our efforts.

What’s the worst that could happen? We might get turned down. We might look foolish for a while, feel uncomfortable and defeated. We do survive.

What if we changed our way of thinking and believed we could do it? In Steve Jobs biography, Jobs pushed his team to the limit, making them achieve things that were thought to be totally impossible. Jobs believed it was possible and he made the team believe it, too. 

BELIEVE and you can do it! 

15 comments:

  1. Belief is certainly a powerful thing. If you believe you have limitations, I believe you do. If you believe you have no limitations--the sky is the limit. Lovely post!

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    1. Thoughts are so powerful, aren't they, Jenn? Thanks for the comment.

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  2. Great choice for B, Cate - to believe in yourself in a great gift.

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    1. Something to strive for daily, isn't it, Paula? Some days I do better at it than others. :)

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  3. Very inspirational post! I'm trying to learn to believe in myself more. Thanks for the words of encouragement.

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  4. Why is believing in yourself so much more difficult than believing in others? It doesn't seem fair somehow! Good,thought-provoking post xx

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    1. I know what you mean, Gill. It's a daily challenge.

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  5. I have Steve Jobs bio and haven't read it yet. Believe and you can achieve. Absolutely. And the hardest part of going out on a limb to achieve can be the uncomfortable moments. Nice and inspiring post!

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  6. The problem with believe is that sometimes humans choose to believe things that are not true or not worth their time. Mary Kay might have a recognizable name, but there's plenty of folks that have done far greater things than she, only they didn't make money at the same time.

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    1. Well, I don't really care about Mary Kay that much and have never bought her cosmetics but I did like her quote and thought it fit my B word for the day. Sorry if it got you upset.

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  7. I think believing in yourself is important... it's not always a case of choosing to believe things that are true, not true or achievable.... in my opinion that is a different choice... . if you believe in yourself you will hopefully recognize that something cannot be achieved or your path needs to be modified..and what is the definition of success??... as long as you believe in yourself you will do ok... sadly not everyone makes a fortune or has name recognition... but I believe that if one is happy doing what one has chosen to do... that is a fortune of a different type...

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