Success is a one-man sport.
Despite the team behind you and the resources at your disposal, what you do achieve is the direct result of what you believe you can do.
It’s always been this way.
There’s a simplicity to outcomes. Your results are always an indication of what you think is possible.
Sure at any one time you might be held back by temporary setbacks; but ultimately, what you achieve is directly tied to what you believe you ought to achieve.
You’ll never find a reason to be more amazing than you think you deserve to be.
It’s starts with what you believe.
Which is why you can’t wait for someone else to believe in you.
You can’t wait to keep going until you get the emotional approval of those around you.
And how do you know you’re not believing?
- You start entertaining the notion that “you can’t”…
- You start thinking that what you’re doing is too unimportant to matter…
You’ve just forgotten why it’s so important to believe.
Why it’s crazy to stop believing.
The insanity of disbelief.
The smartest people throughout time have been wrong.
Why are you waiting for their approval?
In 1895, Lord Kelvin, president of the Royal Society of Science, expertly argued that “heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.”
In 1899, Charles H. Duell, Commissioner of the US Office of Patents astutely noted “everything that can be invented has been invented.”
In 1923, Robert Millikan, Nobel Prize in Physics offered his opinion that “there is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom.”
In 1943, Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM observed that “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.”
In 1962, Decca Recording dismissed the Beatles with a note that “we don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.”
In 1977, Ken Olson, founder of Digital Equipment Corp scorned the idea of personal computing with “there is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.”
In 1981, Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft prophesied the maximum speed of computers with his opinion that “640K ought to be enough for anybody.”
Today’s experts are just as ridiculous.
It’s not you. It’s them.
That’s why you have to believe in you.
We all need a team. We all need friends.
It makes us feel better when people like us. When they like what we do.
But if you’re waiting for someone else to believe in you before you believe in yourself, it’s likely you’ll never begin the journey.
You’ll just stay frustratingly average.