The Difference Between External Belief and Internal Belief

Before I even I started my business I had strong belief in the company and the products. I had belief that others could be – and were being – successful in the company. But I hit a block. I was not seeing success, initially, and I couldn’t figure out why.

After some soul searching and personal development, I learned that what I lacked was personal belief. I knew others could have success but I didn’t have belief that I could have the same success. My external belief was extremely high. My internal belief, however, was very low.

The issue wasn’t with the company or the products and services it offered. The documentation on the company was (and remains) irrefutable. The company’s been written about in a virtual “Who’s Who” of business publications. I saw and heard enough to know that the company was a strong one, studied the compensation plan and knew it was solid, and I saw people who were successful and making good money in the business. I knew the products and services offered by the company were top notch, provided by major suppliers also with well-known names and excellent reputations. There was no doubt that everything was in place to run a very successful and lucrative business.

So what was the problem? The problem, frankly, was me. I didn’t have the level of belief in myself. My internal belief was weak. This took me some months to realize, after a significant amount of personal development and growth.

Maybe you’re in that place I was in when it comes to a goal or project you’re involved in. “Sure, other people have done it,” you may tell yourself, “but that doesn’t mean that I’m good enough. It doesn’t mean that I can be that successful.”

I’ve got news for you. If you’re listening to that kind of self-talk, you’re being lied to! Andy Andrews what said, “Don’t believe everything you think!”

“Don’t believe everything you think!” – Andy Andrews

The fact of the matter is that whatever someone else can accomplish, you can accomplish, too… if you commit yourself to not only doing what it takes but also to becoming who you need to become. That’s it. “Whatever it takes” needs to become your mantra.

Thomas Jefferson once said, “If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.”

Know that you have everything you need to reach your dream. Even if your internal belief is low, like mine was, you can accomplish whatever you want in life. to All you have to do is:

  1. Decide to accomplish it
  2. Commit to doing whatever it takes, and
  3. Become the person you need to become to reach your goals.

You can do it. I have faith in you.

Here’s to your success.

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