My mother always told me “Josh you can do anything you want to do.” and this is probably one of the most positive impacting self thoughts that I have carried into my adulthood.
Keep in mind that her message is not that I won’t fail, rather if I keep on trying, I can accomplish anything. Interestingly, I have found that to be true. The only things that I can’t do, are those things that I haven’t tried to do.
I have noticed that many people short change themselves. Either they tell themselves that they can’t do anything that they want to do, or they give up and quit too early saying it’s impossible.
If they could only see that in fact, they could do it, perhaps they would try again and again until they got it. This isn’t to say that they will accomplish it today or tomorrow, but given enough time, hard work, and the desire to succeed, most anything truly is possible.
So think about those things in your life, that you aren’t making happen, and ask yourself why they aren’t. Chances are that you are fearful of failure, and not even trying. Change the internal message, and you’ll find that truly, you can do anything you want to do.