hey there, readers of northern belle diaries! i'm lauren and i blog over at oolalalauren. lisette asked me to guest post for her and of course i said yes! i am both honored and thrilled to be here. just a quick little intro: i love a good book, motivational quotes, my beagle, hiking, biking, and making new friends. you can guess that i blog about all of the above. if you love animals, a glass of wine, and some reality tv, then i'm pretty sure we can be best friends. stop by sometime and say hello! but first, let's get to the good stuff.
i, personally, think that the key to success is believing in yourself.
if you're on the same page as me then let's cover a few pointers, shall we?
setting goals. this is important, because it allows you to have control. if you feel that you have control over your life, and your goals, and you are able to recognize when you've achieved a goal, it's an ultimate confidence booster.
it's okay to fail. we, as humans, are programmed to succeed and to fail. consider these reasons. if you are able to learn from your previous failures, then you will be more likely to achieve success in the future.
time and energy - share it. when you can give to others, you will gain respect and positive feedback. this makes for an excellent building block for self-respect, which in turn will be essential for believing in yourself.
realistic expectations. figure out where you are and where you want to be. but don't expect to get there in a hurry. you can't win a marathon that you haven't trained for. gauge the progress you've made and how far you've come. this perspective is satisfying.
careful with the critics. don't pay attention to those who strive to tear your spirits down. they just feel the need to make themselves look bigger and better. but instead, heed the advice of those whose intentions are to build you up and help you make some positive changes.
never give up. maintain your dreams and your aspirations. until you put them into action, you never know how right they actually are for you. believe.
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF. DREAM OF OPPORTUNITIES. ACHIEVE GREATNESS.