Just the other day I read a quote from Oprah, and it was as if my brain imploded. Boom.
Just shattered it. It was that dramatic.
The quote was (get ready):
“You don’t become what you want, you become what you believe.”
Let that sink in for a moment.
You don’t become the wildly successful entrepreneur, because deep down you don’t think you have the grit to pull it off.
You don’t become a famous and prolific writer, because deep down you think you suck at it an nobody wants to read your dribble.
You don’t become the head honcho with the corner office because you believe you’re an amazing musician who's got the gusto and talent to make it in Nashville.
This belief system can go in either direction, up or down, success or failure. You decide.
If I could take this quote and wallpaper it all over my house I would. It’s that motivating, especially for someone like me who has no faith that I can be successful.
‘Struggle’ is my middle name.
Understandably so, that’s pathetic. But very true and I’d venture to say there are others out there, like me, who want something so bad, but they're so limited by their own beliefs in their abilities to actually make it happen, they feel empty. Exhausted. Hopeless.
It’s that little voice that’s always there telling you that you don’t have it. Who do you think you are? You’re a nobody and by the power trusted in that inner voice, it proclaims you will continue to be a nobody no matter what you do, try, or attempt.
Not gonna happen for you.
Join the masses and get in line, you’re not special.
This quote cracks open a piece of me. It makes me feel like I’ve figured out the malfunction and I can finally go about rewiring it. This my friend, is a moment, an A-HA moment. A-ha, my own worst enemy is me, my thoughts, my inner voice, my lack of faith in myself. Me!
A-Freaking-Ha. It’s been me all along.
Well now I guess the only thing to do is the unthinkable: start to believe in myself.