Believe

Not that I’m going to be quoting Steve Jobs (or Steve Jobs related items) for the rest of my life but in the 1997 Apple commercial below (that I’m sure many of you have seen) the narrator says, “the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

I’ll add to that, “the ones who believe they will be successful will.” The hard part is recognizing that your success may not come in the form you expect it to. I did not intend on being a television editor. I tried everything I could to avoid it but the opportunities were there. I could have been stubborn and waited for a producing job, refusing all the editing jobs I was offered but that would mean being oblivious to the opportunity in front of me.

I believed I would be successful in my career, in television, I just thought that success would take a different form. My little story is an example of the importance of flexibility, if I were too rigid in my career goals I would have failed.

The unbridled belief in yourself wanes with age for most people and one person I found on the internet exudes confidence. Davy Kestens, a college student and entrepreneur from Belgium, has a post on his website titled Why I Will Succeed. That is the kind of energy and confidence that needs to be sustained, what the crazy ones in the commercial all have or had.

What is something you have wanted to do but lacked the confidence, the belief in yourself to accomplish? How are you going to make it a reality?


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