Believing in myself”I can’t do this. I give up.” How many times have I actually succeeded doing something that I tell myself I can’t do? Blaming others for one’s own failure will never work, but instead thinking about why success was unable to be achieved.
That is what makes the difference. Growing up, I realise that all I need is just that little confidence in myself, the small voice in my head that says “You can do this.”, pushing me on. Everyone has insecurities, a lack of confidence and many experiences of failure in their lives. I used to accept failure and throw in the towel easily.
It wasn’t a bad thing, I was coping with life easily. But as I grew older, I saw the need to have hope in my future and just believe in myself. I remember vividly the sound of my pen hitting the floor with the flick of my wrist, the slamming of my door as I plopped down onto my bed, tears trickling down even when I did not want them to. With a few weeks left until my examinations, I was struggling with studying for them. I did not understand anything, and random negative thoughts would flood my mind momentarily.
Especially when i am unable to obtain the answer for a certain math question, even after I have tried over and over again.”Why is my life so hard? Why am I born not as smart as others?” As these thoughts blast through my head, my mind turns blank and my vision starts to blur as I feel drops of water trickling down, making the ink on my paper spread into a whirl. Yet there was this small voice in my head that I could hear prominently even with all the other thoughts. ” everything will turn out fine”. I started studying again, but this time, I had a positive attitude, and told myself that I will be able to pass the exams successfully.
With this, I entered the examination room, believing in myself all the way to the end. A few weeks later, the results were back, and I passed. With good grades. All that effort was worth it, and this made me realise all I needed was to believe in myself.I may still be young, but throughout my life believing in myself has never proved to let me down. The confidence I gain means so much to me every single time, and has done so much again and again. When I am lost and confused, alone in the dark with no one to trust but myself, I believe that I can do it, and I succeed.
Sometimes it is not about the way I’m doing something, but the mindset. Believing that I can achieve something gives me the hope to persevere on no matter what obstacles I face, just like a tiny spark of light that leads me through whatever I do, although the spark is small, it pushes me to see the light at the end of the tunnel.I used to have little confidence in myself, always saying that I can’t do this or that. But if even I don’t believe in myself, how are other people going to believe in me? Nothing will work if I don’t believe in it and work toward it. I believe in myself.
And that it how I achieve success even with failure after failure.