To say these past few weeks have been crazy, busy, exciting, productive and just great is an understatement, It’s Saturday evening and after making a few calls to potential prospect today I am now relaxing and decided to do a little blogging as it is something that I enjoy doing and have neglected a little this past week due to new marketing strategies that I have been implementing in my home business opportunity.
I usually like to browse the Internet for some ideas and also so see what others in my industry are blogging about.
You know – keeping in touch with the whose who.
I came across an inspiring article and typically me – I like to share, inspire and motivate people to be the best that they can be.
The professor stood before his class of 30 senior molecular biology students, about to pass out the final exam. ‘I have been privileged to be your instructor this semester, and I know how hard you have all worked to prepare for this test. I also know most of you are off to medical school or grad school next fall,’ he said to them.
‘I am well aware of how much pressure you are under to keep your GPAs up, and because I know you are all capable of understanding this material, I am prepared to offer an automatic ‘B’ to anyone who would prefer not to take the final.’
The relief was audible as a number of students jumped up to thank the professor and departed from class. The professor looked at the handful of students who remained, and offered again, ‘Any other takers? This is your last opportunity.’ One more student decided to go.
Seven students remained. The professor closed the door and took attendance. Then he handed out the final exam. There were two sentences typed on the paper:
‘Congratulations, you have just received an ‘A’ in this class. Keep believing in yourself.’
I never had a professor who gave a test like that. It may seem like the easy way out of grading a bunch of exams, but it’s a test that any teacher in any discipline could and should give. Students who don’t have confidence in what they’ve learned are ‘B’ students at best.
What a great story. I certainly enjoyed it, however it did get me thinking – how often do we, you and I settle for a “B” in life when we could have held out and achieved our “A”?
So what do we need to do to get that “A “ – to be the achiever – Could it be something as simple as believing in yourself.
It has been proven that fifty percent of what we believe in ourself is formed by the age of 6, Wow…
As we grow up we suddenly realise that we have limits, and our belief in ourselves and our abilities diminish. More often than not we become our own biggest obstacle. Sir Edmund Hillary once said “It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves”
To know that all we need is within us and with one choice we can conquer our limiting beliefs
Surround yourself with positive people – they know the importance of confidence and will help you keep focused on what you can do instead of what you can’t. Who you surround yourself with is who you become.
Never stop learning! I would work this advice into every column if I could; it’s that important. Don’t limit yourself only to work-related classes, either. Learn everything about every subject that you can. When you know what you’re talking about, it shows.
Be very careful not to confuse confidence with a big ego. If you want people to believe in you, you also have to believe in them. Understand well that those around you also have much to contribute, and they deserve your support. Without faith in yourself and others, success is impossible.
To your success,
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