BELIEF VERSUS DREAM

“Believe you can, and you’re halfway there” – Theodore Roosevelt.

Everyone has dreams they want to achieve. But dreams don’t just turn to realities overnight. One of the most critical factors that can turn dreams into reality is self-belief. When people have self-belief, there is no limit to what they can achieve. You might not have the kind of support you need from parents, peers, and even teachers, but once you believe that you can do it and back it up with purposeful actions, you surely would achieve it.

When you add resilience to self-belief, success is inevitable. People who believe in themselves must have a resilient spirit even when they do not work according to plan. When they have a thousand reasons to give up, they continue to pursue their dreams because of their belief. If they want to give up, they remember their goals and are inspired to continue striving for success. 

A lucid example of how self-belief can birth success is the light bulb’s invention by Thomas Edison. Thomas Edison was criticized and denounced at several points in his life. His teacher believed he was “too stupid to learn anything.” He lost his first two jobs for being “non-productive,” but he still became a world-known inventor and scientist. He didn’t allow those around him who didn’t believe in him to limit him. He continued striving, working hard and unrelenting till he achieved his goal. His famous invention, the light bulb, didn’t come easy. He tried but failed 1000 times. He didn’t believe in failure; instead, he had the mindset that every setback was a step closer to achieving the dream of the light bulb’s invention. That is what self-belief brings.

Self-belief comes when you realize that you are the driver of your success. Once you believe you can achieve your dreams and work hard to achieve them, you will surely achieve them.

Let’s continue believing in ourselves. We’ll love to hear your comments, questions, or experiences in the comment section below.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Noble Uzoagba just finished his senior secondary certificate exam. He is dedicated to success in his academics and future career. He is a member of B2SL Success Hub.

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  • Henry Ibrahim
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    Don’t let the opinion of others around you to limit you. Be the driver of your success

    • Aiyedusho Victoria
      Reply

      Hmmm…..only us can determine our success. Don’t allow people’s words or action to weigh you down in achieving your dreams. Thomas Edison tried 1000 times before he finally achieved it. Have you even tried it 50 times? Believe is the key, keep believing and success will definitely be yours.
      Thank you Mr Noble, more knowledge.

  • Ajani Ayomide
    Reply

    You’re the key to your own success. Whatsoever you have in your mind determines where you’re going to. Someone once said “Your thoughts are your future”. Set your mind on positive things, keep believing,think big and never give up. Remember that Delay is not Denial,your dreams would definitely come to pass.

  • mayowa
    Reply

    Wow… don’t let people be a priority in your life because it might affect your self belief

  • Ajagbe Ayobami
    Reply

    Don’t allow people words to confused use by their words, and don’t listen to them because by U listening to them can affect your life , make sure U do things on Ur own and don’t look your work and anyone because by doing that it can make U fail or loss Ur dream

  • Kolajo Festus
    Reply

    Cool

  • Omole Eninlaloluwa
    Reply

    Wow

    Great write up

    Thanks for this

  • Uzoagba Noble
    Reply

    Self belief is simply the first step to achieve success

  • Aruleba martins
    Reply

    Wow
    Nice write up

    • Aiyedusho Beatrice
      Reply

      Every setback is a step closer to achieving our dreams…..thanks for this great piece…

  • Kingsley
    Reply

    Inspiring

    • Sodiq ajadi
      Reply

      I love this don’t let peoples words get u down on your future always focus on what u demand for.

  • Sodiq ajadi
    Reply

    Wow…..

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