Did you know that your self concept will make or break your ability to achieve the goals and dreams you have set for yourself?
It’s true – What you believe about your ability, actually, more importantly, your LACK of ability will determine what you do and do NOT achieve in your life.
As my mentor Mack Newton says “You can never exceed your own self-concept.” If you believe that you’re capable of succeeding, or not, you’re right. If you think you can make a difference in the world, or not, you’re right. And, if you think you can be an effective sales person, or not, you’re right again. YOU have the power to select what to believe about yourself! Choose a positive self-concept. Believe you are capable of achieving your goal and you can have a real chance at doing so. Otherwise, you can doom yourself to failure before even trying.
You have to be able to quiet the “Little Voice” in your mind that is telling you that you are not good enough, strong enough, smart enough, whatever, to do or be who or what you want to be. Do this by telling it to hush, or using the very effective method of yelling, “STOP!” out loud to interrupt it for a moment so you can choose a healthier, more self-affirming thought.
There is a term called a “self-fulfilling prophesy” which says you will fulfill that which you say will come to pass. If you say and believe that you will fail, you will fulfill that statement. Likewise, if you say you will sell $1 million worth of products or start your own business within the next 16 months, that can become the statement that is realized. The statement itself is not the deciding factor, it is the belief behind it that either supports you in doing whatever it takes to achieve your goals, or not even trying because you believe you will fail in the first place.
Want to learn more about how to manage and improve your self-concept so you can start achieving your goals? Join me in Scottsdale, AZ Oct 23 – 24 for the upcoming 2-Day Sales and Leadership Mastery program. We will cover identifying and improving your own self concept. What you’ll learn will stay with you a lifetime and be one of the most important steps you take to help you attain your goals and dreams.