Have you ever heard “if you can believe than you can achieve?”
How about “if you can dream it you can do it?”
In these cases, belief is actually just a combination of trust and visibility.
Let me explain:
Trust is the reputation you have with yourself for executing things.
If you have executed, followed through, and challenged yourself in the past you will trust yourself to do so in the future.
Visibility is what you can see about the work to be done ahead.
Even if you can’t see the ending, have you done something similar or even just not seen the ending before?
How clearly can you define your dream?
Example: “disrupt the real estate industry” isn’t clear enough.
If you don’t know where you want to go, there’s no way to know when you’ve arrived
Basically . . .
It helps if you know what to do and how to do it.
But even more important is the relationship you have with your own execution and whether or not you trust yourself to follow through or figure out the unknown.
Unbounded belief is delusion.
Delusion is when you believe and believe, with abandon, no matter what the world around them is telling them.
So, believing in yourself means having the data log of many, smaller decisions and actions that prove that you are capable of bigger ones.
Delusion is when you have no behavioral evidence but believing anyway.
See the difference?
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Do you trust your ability to execute?
If so, great! Can you name some projects that would prove this?
Having the data in hand will drive up your confidence, today.
If you don’t trust yourself, take this time to break your most essential project down into a few chunks you can accomplish this week and ask a good friend of yours to hold you accountable. You’ll need to know a bit about what the final product looks like if you’re going to break it down, too.
I have a friend who wrote a check for $1000 and said: “cash this check if I don’t stick to my plan.”
People who excel set up their environments to give them the best chance of success.