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  • Writer's pictureVicki Viall

Believe in YOU!

Guess what, my friend?

If YOU do not believe in YOU, just who else do you think will?

That's right. No one else.

I am not talking about being or becoming totally conceited towards yourself. Not at all!

I am merely talking about believing in yourself.

I dusted off on this one for us:

Be·lieved, be·liev·ing:

to have confidence in the truth, the existence, or the reliability of something, although without absolute proof that one is right in doing so: Only if one believes in something can one act purposefully. (Note 1)

Believing in yourself means just what it says above: Only if one believes in something (ones self) can one act purposefully.


Thanks to COPD, I cough a lot. I DO mean a lot.

Therefore, I always have cough syrup and cough drops handy at work.

It's a bit difficult to talk on the phone for eight hours even with those handy dandy helpers.

But, I make the best of it with my choice of cough drops. I love the ones that come wrapped in uplifting and motivational sayings.

When you are having a less than stellar day and get messages aimed at you that say things like:

"Bet on yourself." Or, "Elicit a few wows today."

How can that NOT motivate you?

Think about this: wouldn't it make sense out of all the people in YOUR world to start with wowing yourself first?

Again, not talking conceit. I am talking in believing in yourself to the point you can and do act purposefully.

Need more?

Got 'em!

"Flex your can do muscle."

Why? Mainly because muscles need to be strengthened. This one especially.

We all have moments of doubt, self-doubt. So, take every opportunity to remind yourself that you can do anything you set your mind to - IF you believe!

Tell yourself things like this all day, every day:

"Don't give up on yourself."

"Impress yourself today."

"Keep pushing on."

"Put your game face on."

Tough·er, tough·est.

strong and durable; not easily broken or cut. (Note 2)

This kind of tough is not as in riding roughshod over those around you.

This is directed solely to yourself. To encourage. To motivate. To remind. To strength one's mind and memory.

This one is directed at me: "Don't try harder. DO harder!"

Indeed, if all we do is think about something, it usually won't involve action, will it?


Change just thinking about it, in general, to thinking about specific words, actions, and tasks to help get you to your target.

In case you need a reminder: YOU. CAN. DO. THIS!

You can do it. More than that, you KNOW it!

"Take charge and MEAN it!"

We all spend too much time in daydreaming, giving thought to, wasting time in thinking and NOT in doing.

Just. Do. It!

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