This quote jumped out at me, tapped me on the shoulder and reminded me that this is not only what I deal with a lot but most people do too. The idea that we need to believe in ourselves before great things can happen is an age-old truth that has been talked about and shared for all of time it seems. It's because it's totally true. We do need to believe in ourselves more than any other thing in life for us to do great things.
This is something that I have not always had an easy time doing. Looking back over my life I can see clearly now (not the song... but I have it in my head now)... where many of my troubles have come from my lack of belief in myself. Since I have been in the front row for all my failures and short-comings, there have been many things that have stuck with me that have gotten in the way of having a strong belief in myself.
Now that I have realized that over the last decade and a half or so, it's becoming a bit easier to see the importance of believing in myself. Which means I need to fix the way I am not only thinking but I need to work on learning from my failures instead of dwelling on them.
My leadership classes this term hammers home lessons like this to me everyday. I know that I am learning as much as my students are - and that is cool. So, what lessons do you have to share with others about these and other topics?