Whether You Think You Can or Can’t, You Are Right!

23/03/2014 17:37

One of my favorite quotes of all the time is that one by Henry Ford: “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you are right!” Hence, today I would like to pick up with you the topic behind this quote – the power of your beliefs.


It is simple. What we think, is what we are. What we believe in, will determine our steps. Let’s take an example. Imagine you have an idea of your dream job – ‘I wanna be a fashion designer!’ You may become one, if you truly believe YOU CAN become a fashion designer.


Here I’m not speaking out of some imaginative craziness or wishful thinking. If you truly believe you can do something, you either already see you have certain skills, or you see the way how to develop them.  Whether the way is easy or difficult is not important. At the moment you simply believe you can, therefore, you will start your journey. Until you believe you can, you will be on the way to become a fashion designer.


Unfortunately, a very common scenario is that we lose our motivation and stop believing WE CAN. Instead we start to believe WE CAN’T. As Ford pointed out in both cases you are right and your beliefs will determine your further steps.


If you believe you can’t, you will stop taking steps towards your current dream job and maybe determine another dream job which will be closer to your beliefs; which is also fine. To believe that you can’t is absolutely alright. What is not alright is letting somebody to discourage you from pursuing your goals and spoil your confidence. What is also not alright is to choose a short cut or an easier option which won’t allow you to be the best version of yourself.


Once you believe you can, there is no security your journey will be easy. You may encounter obstacles. It may require learning new things. Just remember – ‘Whether you believe you can or you can’t, you will be right.’ The power is in your beliefs.





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