Someone has rightly said that the first step towards the path of self-motivation begins from believing in one’s capability, having confidence, and decision-making power. Believe in yourself is the great motivation factor for completing any task or activity. Self-belief and faith have the force to make things as you wish them to be. Lack of belief in your abilities and potential may result in mediocrity and failure.
How to Do Away with Fear Factor of Not Being “Brilliant”
There is a very nice quote from a spiritual teacher, author and lecturer, Marianne Williamson, which says that people have this tendency to think that they are just average and who they are to decide to do things brilliantly. The question is why not one should tend to think this way. It is mediocrity which gives rise to excellence. An average person only who dares to move a step ahead meet the brilliance. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?” writes Williamson in her book A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles. This implies that you should shun this tendency of fear in taking steps towards self-improvement and motivations. People utilize their average capacity to reach a milestone, achieve great things in life and do the undoable.
Know your Skills – Ask yourself What you are Good At
Please, don’t let the world decide for you that you are skilled in what and in what not. You are sole decider of your goal and path. You should recognize the strengths and weaknesses of yours’. Recognize what you are capable of doing skillfully. Explore wide variety of things you can do. The best way for understanding your skill is realizing what task you can do very easily and love to devote more time on it without even worrying about anything at all. Also look for things for that people admire when they see you doing them. These are some of the ways you can nurture positive views about yourself and achieve great success in life in the field of your interest.
Be Aware that Failure is a Great Teacher of All Times
There is no good teacher other than your failure. Failure teaches you how to do things differently, how to look for other alternatives to meet your goals, and what could be the other possibilities. It is the failure that is the great guiding force for you to look beyond given options. What is desired on your part is the commitment to stay on the course and explore other areas of meeting your goals. Giving up to immediate failure will doom you forever. So learn to embrace failure and not discard it.