Who do you think you are? What do you believe yourself capable of? And where did those beliefs come from? Do they serve you or hinder you? Are you your biggest cheerleader/advocate? Or are you always “riding the brakes”? Holding yourself back via a relentless internal critic and crippling self-doubt?
Your self-concept is simultaneously powerful and limiting, for few attempt what they do not believe themselves capable of achieving. As Henry Ford famously said, “Think you can, think you can’t, you are right.” If you want to live your best, fullest life, look for opportunities to stretch and grow your self-concept, enlarge your self-confidence, enrich your self-esteem.
Boldy go forth into life and you will be richly rewarded; you will be rewarded with new, sweeping vistas and opportunities.
“Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.” – Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860
“Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” – William Shakespeare,1564-1616, Measure for Measure
“We can do only what we think we can do. We can be only what we think we can be. We can have only what we think we can have. What we do, what we are, what we have, all depend upon what we think.” – Robert Collier, 1885-1950
“The greatest barrier to achievement and success is not lack of talent or ability but rather the feeling that achievement and success, above a certain level, are outside our self-concept – our image of who we are and what is appropriate to us.” – Nathaniel Branden, 1930-2014, The Power of Self-Esteem (1992), The Art of Self Discovery (1993), The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem (1994)
As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier