Believing in yourself turns into believing in what you can achieve. In what’s possible. But if you don't believe in yourself, you're never going to believe in the unseen.
I have tattoos on both my forearms.
On my left forearm... I have my great-grandfather, Joseph Boone. Joseph is a first-generation coal miner and weightlifter and died in a coal mining explosion in 1935.
On my right forearm... I have a picture of the trailer I grew up in. The trailer that had a roof falling in and cost $150 per month. I also have an Abraham Lincoln quote on that same tattoo: “To believe in things you can see and touch is no belief at all. But to believe in the unseen is a triumph and a blessing."
You must put daily reminders in front of you every day.
Keeping these sparks of inspiration will help you build more confidence and belief in yourself. Because when you start to truly believe in yourself, you believe that anything is possible.
How can you believe that anything's possible when you don't have confidence? How can you believe that anything's possible when you don't put the work in?
If things aren’t working out the way you want, then you best reassess. Ask yourself, “Do I need to put more discipline in my life? Do I need to fucking buckle down more so I can create more belief and confidence in myself?”
Doubling down on your belief, confidence, and daily disciplines will better prepare you for future adversity.
It’s why I wrote How to Build Confidence and Win at Life.
Confidence runs the world… whether you like it or not. And when you consistently work on it, you begin to see behind the veil of what’s possible.