Challenges to Pursue (Part 7)

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In this blog series I am going through 15 Challenges that the late Jim Rohn dared us to pursue in our own lives.

Today we will be talking about the sixth challenge that Jim Rohn gave us.

Believe in Yourself

You’ve got to believe in God and you’ve got to believe in the community.  You’ve got to believe in the possibilities.  You’ve got to believe in the economy.  You’ve got to believe that tomorrow can be better than today.  Here’s the big one.  Believe in yourself.  There isn’t a skill you can’t learn; there isn’t a discipline you can’t try; there isn’t a class you can’t take; there isn’t a book you couldn’t read.

Aside from your very closest friends and family, there are few others who has a strong belief in you.  This is just a fact.  There are lots of people who will say they are behind you and believe in you, but when the time to really show it comes, they go running.

The truth is that you must have a strong belief in yourself if you want to accomplish major things in your life.  They say you can’t truly love someone else until you learn to love yourself.  There is a lot of truth to that statement.  If you don’t believe that you will be able to do something, chances are that you won’t be able to do it.  On the other hand, if you have a very strong belief in your own ability to do great things, the sky is the limit.

Part of having a strong belief in yourself is having a positive outlook on life.  Are you a person who sees the glass half full?  If not, you should.  A positive person always tries to see the good in any situation.  When setbacks come, as they always do, a positive person will see an opportunity to grow and will seldom stay down for long.

If you are a person who struggles with having a strong belief in yourself, there are things you can do to improve that belief.  You can surround yourself with people who will build up your self-esteem.  People who see potential in you that you don’t see.  I must warn you though, putting your dependence for self-worth in people is a very dangerous thing.  You never know for sure if they will be there tomorrow.  Life circumstances sometimes take people away from us and if that happens, you might find yourself even lower than you were before.

My recommendation would be to develop a strong relationship with God.  God loves you unconditionally.  God has great plans for your life, more than you can even comprehend.  The best part is that He will NEVER leave you.  He is there for the long haul.  He will talk to you 24/7.  You never need an appointment.

I would like to challenge each of you to maximize your belief in yourself.  If this is an area that you struggle with, find ways to improve your belief.  With a strong belief, there is nothing you can’t do.

About wmarsau

Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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