Believe in Yourself

Do you believe in yourself?

Believe in yourself - believe you can and you are half way there. - Theodore Roosevelt

Believe you can and you are half way there.

– Theodore Roosevelt

Who is Theodore Roosevelt?

Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. was the 26th and youngest President of the United States and is one of the 4 Presidents depicted on Mount Rushmore.

Why Many People Fail to Succeed

I have a home-based business that I am building on the Internet, so I talk to and read about a lot of other people who are doing that too.

There is a huge failure rate in home-based businesses.

There are a variety of reasons, but one of the biggest is that they think they can succeed in it. They don’t believe in themselves.

That brings us to an obvious question – why invest money in and start something that you don’t think you can accomplish? I don’t understand.

I mean sure, there is a lot of talk about stepping out of your comfort zone and facing your fears and all, but none of that matters if you don’t believe in yourself and your ability to succeed.

You Have to Believe in Yourself

Take a lesson from Mr. Roosevelt (I mean more than just today’s quote of the day). From Wikipedia’s page that I linked above:

Roosevelt was born a sickly child with debilitating asthma, but he successfully overcame his physical health problems by embracing a strenuous lifestyle. He integrated his exuberant personality, vast range of interests, and world-famous achievements into a “cowboy” persona defined by robust masculinity.

Most people with asthma don’t push themselves very hard, especially a “sickly child with debilitating asthma.”

He very obviously believed in himself.

I’m not suggesting that if you have asthma so some other condition that you should push yourself to the point of death. That would be irresponsible.

I do mean that when you set out to do something you have to completely believe in your ability to accomplish your goals.

Bonus Quote

Here’s another one from our 26th President.

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

– Theodore Roosevelt

And believe that you have everything you need to succeed.

Check out yesterday’s quote of the day for another ingredient you need, a vision for success.

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