Most of us have heard this phrase a number of times, but never gave it much thought. We brushed it off convinced it was just something our friends and family tell us to make us feel better. Later on, we tried it and wished for something.

We wished hard with all of our might but it didn’t come true. We worked hard, sacrificed a lot, yet we still failed miserably. If I’m a paraplegic I can never do parkour, no matter how much I want to or how much work I put in. So how can that saying possibly be true?

Believe in yourself, you can achieve anything that you set your mind to. There are no limits out here, the only limits are those that you impose upon yourself. Dream, believe and take action. Identify what you truly want and how you truly want to live your life, and take action. Start to create the life of your dreams. Start small, dream big and don’t ever give up.

Of course, if you take an unrealistic goal, you are doomed to fail from the start. A paraplegic cannot become a parkour master no more than I can become the first man on the moon. However, this doesn’t imply that the notion of “you can do anything” is wrong – you just need to look at it from a perspective grounded in real life.

But let’s take a common realistic goal; you want to get accepted into a desired higher education institution. You dedicate your time to studying and working hard, but in the end you don’t get accepted. And then you give up. If anything isn’t going according to plan, you simply quit.

You have to know that you have something within you, and that is greatness. Within is where the true growth occurs that will enable you to live the life of your dreams. The mind is the key that will unlock the door to your potential, your fearlessness, your courage, your ambition, your drive, your determination, your hunger, your grit, your perseverance, and your greatness.

Believe in Yourself

The biggest difference I’ve noticed between successful people and unsuccessful people isn’t intelligence or opportunity or resources. It’s the belief that they can make their goals happen.

We all deal with vulnerability, uncertainty, and failure. Some of us trust that if we move forward anyway, then we will figure it out.

When I’ve discovered an opportunity that sounds awesome but that I’m not qualified for (which happens often), I trust that I’ll figure it out and go for it anyway.

I believe in myself. This confidence has made the difference for me again and again. I didn’t need intelligence or opportunity or resources. Just a simple belief in myself.