“Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.” Henry Ford
“If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.“ Ralph W. Emerson
Wow, mentioning Henry Ford and Ralph Waldo Emerson in the same breath — that’s a stretch! Yet, when I read Henry and Ralph’s words back to back, it was clear in a flash that they were both saying the same thing: Confidence counts. If we lack it, the universe can’t – or won’t — come to our aid. And if we believe we can’t do something, then we’re right because our thinking makes it so. Tricky, isn’t it?
Let’s walk on the sunny side of the street here. Let’s flip these quotes around so they give us momentum: If we believe we can do a thing, we are right: we can. If we move forward with confidence, the universe is on our side and will come to our assistance. What does this feel like? How would we act if we had enough confidence to enlist the universe’s approval and aid?
We’d give up trying to be perfect and keep on improving as we go along.
We’d take heart from all the work we’ve done, using it as a springboard.
We’d know that mighty forces all around us are coming to our aid.
We’d listen to our intuition and take action based on what we learn.
We’d be alert to opportunities and seize them quickly and boldly.
We’d dare again and again and again where we so often missed.
Confidence counts. And we create it by acting confidently. Write on!
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