Affirmation of the day

I am working toward fulfilling my goals every day and I easily move past those times when my expectations are not met.

Napoleon Hill, the author of Think and Grow Rich once said, “You can be anything you want to be, if only you believe with sufficient conviction and act according to your faith; for whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

That’s truly a profound statement. You see, it’s all well and good to practice positive thinking and self-motivation, but without truly believing that anything is possible, you won’t get very far.

Let’s say you have been working toward a promotion for the last year or two, and you muster up the confidence to speak to the Vice President. You are confident in your ability and expect a positive outcome, only you don’t get one, and you become discouraged. Remember that, although you believed in yourself and expected a different outcome, you are no worse off the day before. You haven’t really lost anything.

Being confident and expecting a positive outcome is not the same as instant gratification — if you are expecting an unequivocal yes for every question you ask, you are off target.

What it is actually about is changing negative attitudes and thoughts and accepting the present.

When you believe in yourself and believe anything is possible, opportunities will come from placed and people you would never expect, and the world will respond in astonishing ways.