Your Worth: Believe In Yourself.
And Why Nothing Will Work if You Don’t.
James Clear is the author of this article. He emphasizes that to succeed, you must begin with believing in yourself. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Atomic Habits. His book has sold more than a million copies and has been translated in 40+ languages.
In this article, James refers to an article he wrote on “easy ways to lose weight.” Someone complained about his article – saying that none of the techniques worked for him. James counters by providing powerful insights.
Your Worth: Believe In Yourself (And Why Nothing Will Work if You Don’t)
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.
Successful people (in health, in business, and in life) are determined to make the situation work for them rather than playing the role of the victim and searching for reasons why a situation won’t work.
No idea will work for every person on the planet, but many ideas can work for most people
If you believe that you can make them work. You have to be willing to not just think differently but to also to experiment with new ideas and trust that you’ll discover a way to make them work.
Do you notice the theme throughout all of the questions? There is an undercurrent of self-doubt and vulnerability. The unspoken thought that drives these questions is, “I don’t believe these ideas will work for me.” Or, stated another way, “I don’t believe I can make these ideas work. I don’t believe in myself.”
Worrying about not being able to implement a few diet changes is just one, tiny example of this fear. But a lack of belief in yourself will limit you no matter how great the ideas or opportunities are that you are exposed to.
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