Last week, I heard Oprah Winfrey saying:

“You don’t become what you want,

You don’t get what you wish for,

You become what you BELIEVE!”

and I thought it sounded a bit harsh at first.

But then I started munching the words,

thinking about them from all angles, and

when I look at what people achieve, at what I achieved in life,

I do believe this is absolutely true!

You become what you believe!

People can say a thousand times:

“you should do this or that, I know you’ll be good at it”,

it is only when you, yourself, start believing you CAN do it,

that you will, actually and successfully, start doing it!

Of course, first of all,

you have to know what you want,

That’s a given.

And most of the time, we do know what we want but

we don’t believe it is possible for us,

we don’t dare to believe we could actually succeed in this.

We think others can do it, but not us.

That’s where we sign up for failure!

We don’t believe in it!

Yes, I know, I hear you:

How can I believe in it when all the ‘signs’ say I will never succeed?”

Ok, tell me, what signs?

Your own fears?

Your own convictions of failure?

Your earlier experiences?

What signs??

Analyze them without fear,

look at the situation as if nothing could go wrong.

What would you want to be if you knew nothing could go wrong?

What do you need to know to achieve this?

What do you need to learn?

Who do you need to help you get there?

Make a list of all the things you have to do, to be on your way to success.

Once you’ve listed it, it gets more tangible.

Ok, you’ re still going to be scared out of your wits but at least you will know what you can do about it!

“Action is worry’s worst enemy!!”

Take one step at a time!

After each step you will feel yourself a little closer to where you want to be, in other words, you will start BELIEVING you can and will get there!

Picture yourself, already successfully doing what it is you want to become,

Believe you can do it,

Take all the necessary steps to move towards you goal, towards your dream.

Keep moving!

Never stop believing you will get there!

Ask for help when you feel yourself wavering, or getting stuck.

Visualize your end result,

Feel the wonderful feeling of achieving it, living it!

Become so enchanted with that ‘new life’,

that you will do EVERYTHING it takes to get there!

Dream it,

Believe it,

Achieve it!!

Believe in your dream and go after it with everything you have!

That’s it for this week,

I wish you your dream:

Believe in it, never falter!!

Yes, you can!!!!!

Thank you all for reading me and see you next week!

Namaste,

Katrien

www.lifecoachwomen.be