Have you ever had an idea, and in your head, the idea would work perfectly? And you tell a few friends who discourage you? They give you what you may see as formidable reasons not to continue with your once excellent idea. Suddenly, you concur with them and see your fantastic idea as trash. That is disbelief or doubt.

Disbelief can be said to be the unwillingness or inability to believe that an idea, thought, vision is possible. Many things can bring about doubt. It might be peer pressure, or maybe surrounding situations, low self-esteem (feeling that you can’t just do it), or a life of mediocrity. But one fact is this disbelief always hinders the birth of life-changing innovations.

From our last blog post, we saw that Henry Ford, despite his very humble beginnings (a farmer’s family) he went on to invent low-cost cars. He had many reasons for disbelief. His Mom’s early death, family background, and environmental situation (use of horse-ridden carts was prevalent at that time), but Ford still went on to achieve his dreams. He overcame disbelief. If He did, then you too can, but the question is HOW?

Since one major cause of disbelief is the fear of failure, anyone willing to overcome doubt must overcome fear. One should always have in mind that failure is always a step closer to success. We should see failure as an opportunity to re-strategize and aim higher instead of a setback. Another way is always to have the “I Can” mentality. We should always know that we can achieve anything we set our minds to achieve. Our minds can limit us. The moment we believe that we really can, our brain, by reflex, begins to search for possibilities. 

We can also overcome disbelief by seeking help and advice from like-minded senior friends and mentors. We should learn to discard direction that tends to limit us and always embrace those that give us more reasons to put more effort. 

Lastly, we can overcome disbelief by always aiming for excellence. We should always push forward till we achieve the success we deserve. We must have the determination, concentration, and commitment to get what we want. Of course, by doing this, disbelief would undoubtedly become a thing of the past.

Let’s continue to work, set lofty goals, work on them, and believe that they can come true, and they usually will come to pass.


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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  • ihekuna emmanuel

    You should see failure as an opportunity to re-strategize and put more efforts💯
    This is inspiring❤

  • Fortune

    Set lofty goals, believe, work on them and achieve

  • Kanyinsola

    We can overcome disbelief by seeking help for mentors and senior ones and also believing in ourselves

  • Ajani Ayomide

    This is really wonderful..
    More incite IJN

  • Yusuf Paul adebayo

    Thanks for this,is just as if you knew what was in my mind,I really Learnt from this and I would never forget this words.thanks Mr Noble.

    • Uzoagba Noble

      Disbelief is just a barrier created like fear. In reality i believe it is inexistence. You can achieve anything u put ur mind to

  • Aiyedusho Victoria

    Failure is a step closer to success….more power Mr Noble

  • Aiyedusho Beatrice

    Thanks for this great post, it’s really inspiring,more knowledge sir

  • Ajilore Daniel O.

    This is quite good and motivating👍
    Thanks to B2SL

  • Omole Eninlaloluwa Richard

    Failure is a step closer to success

    Failure shouldn’t be an excuse

    Thanks alot for this inspiring write-up

  • Holar Taiwo

    I’ve really learnt something great..
    Just what I needed
    Negativity is really rampant these days

  • Okereke Vincent

    A big thank you to all the people involved in the publish of this inspiring words. Thanks once again

  • ihekuna emmanuel

    This is really inspiring❤

    • Thomas Ayomide

      Thanks B2SL 🙏

  • Abubakar Suleiman

    Very nice

  • Aiyedusho Beatrice

    We shouldn’t see ourselves as too young to do a thing. We should start from now just like Mark Zuckerberg. Thank you sir

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