Believing in yourself is one of those things which is easier said than done. We can all say that we believe in ourselves when we’re on our own and in the right mindset. But the question is, can you still believe in yourself even when everyone else around you does not?
Throughout life we all have and will set out to accomplish various tasks which will seem out of the norm to the people around us. For instance there may be someone out there who has never read a book in his life and now has the sudden urge to go out and write one. I’m going to take you through the process of how a person like that is going to build up his confidence and how the people around him are going to make him doubt his ability.
At first he’s going to do a little bit of research on the internet about writers and writing in general. That way he’s going to get his confidence level up. After he feels he has enough research done he’s going to write a few rough drafts about anything which comes to mind. Yes, now he sees the words he wrote on paper and writing a book seems totally doable. He’s now ready to brainstorm and work on the subject for his book. Right now his dream of becoming a writer and writing a book is slowly but surely turning into a reality. He can’t believe it but it is and due to the fact that he can’t contain his excitement and emotions any more he has to let someone in on his little secret. His parents, siblings absolutely anyone.
He decides to call someone and they ask him “Hey. What’s up?” So instead of doing the usual “How’s the weather.” He decides to just put it all out there and he’s now awaiting a response from the person on the other end of the line.
He’s happy and all he wishes to hear are the words “That’s great.” But unfortunately what he gets is “But you never even read a book. You don’t like books. You got a D in English. What would you write about? But you’re not a writer? But why You?
His confidence just went from ninety-nine percent down to twenty and he’s suddenly having second thoughts about whether he’s a good enough writer to make it to the top. He’s starting to contemplate on whether the person on the other end of the line was actually right and if he even ever had the guts to undertake such a big task as writing a book.
At one point or another we’ve all had a moment such as this where we began to question our abilities and we drifted away from what we truly believed in because of another person’s opinion. The moral of the story is follow your heart and if you believe in yourself anything is possible. You don’t need the support of those around you to turn your dreams into a reality.
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