Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.
- Christopher Lasch
Have you ever purchased something from someone you felt sorry for? If you have, you probably ended up regretting the purchase like most people do. Most of us would prefer to buy things from people who give off the air of success. There is just something about people who are confident in who they are and what they are providing that is enticing.
We want to be like them, and maybe absorb some of that exuding confidence. Whatever it is, we need more of it in our lives. We will always have things that set us back in life, but we get to choose how we handle those setbacks. It is us, just us, who get to determine our worth and our confidence.
It is not our circumstances or situations that get to define us. So, who do you say that you are? What do you appear to be to those around you? Do you whine about how the world is out to get you? Or, do you take life by the reigns and determine your own value, course, and destination? My challenge to you would be to look one year into the future and write out who you are, not will be, are at that time. Write it in the present tense. For example, "it is December 15th 2011 and just closed my 52nd deal for the year. I am now the top producer in my organization. As I head to our annual conference I will be awarded the highest grossing salesperson's spot. I have taken 4 weeks of vacation this year with my family."
You give it power by putting it in present tense and claiming it as your own. Be confident because you get from life whatever you demand. Don't get to the end of your life ans wish you had demanded more.
To your success!