Yet perhaps the reason I am so surprised by this fact is that I myself had a little niggle, a 'what if' in the back of my mind. We are not brought up to believe that there is any other way than going to school, needing specific qualifications, going to university, getting a job, a promotion, a mortgage, marriage, a family and a dog!
I do see value in all of these things, just not necessarily in that order! So although I didn't quite believe it was possible, but I told myself every day that it was, and I told everyone around me that it was... and they believed me! So because they believed in me, when I faltered, they held me up...they supported me, using my own words on me, and so I began to really believe in me.... and the cycle of belief became stronger and stronger. It's an amazing feeling to have that level of belief in yourself, but also to have it projected onto you from others, so I wanted to share how you can do this too.
Here are my top tips to identifying your support (and increasing your self-belief by default);
1) Know what you want - get really clear on it!
2) Tell yourself you can achieve it - picture yourself achieving it every day.
3) Consider what resources you need - it could be physical (like money) or it could be emotional (like confidence).
4) Identify who has what you want and surround yourself with those people - people who are financially successful, friends who are confident, those who have made their passions into paid work. Mix in their circles, follow them on Twitter and Facebook, read their books, write them emails (don't get too creepy and know when to stop; you want them to want to support you, not feel drained by being with you).
5) Be accountable. Tell your friends and family of your plans. Note - If you do not, you are likely to be saying that you don't believe you can get it, because if you tell them, and you fail, then it's embarrassing etc. Tell them. Let them support you and urge you on in your moments of self-doubt (which you will get if you are human!!).
Be Brave, Be Beautiful