Some say that the above quote is all that you need to fulfil your dreams and reach success. Without it they claim that nothing is possible, that your dreams will falter into dust and successes will turn into failures.
While others simply disagree.
These people simply argue that while belief needs to be acquired, too much can damage your chances of success and make everything crumble beneath you. And some also believe that there is such a thing as too much self belief which can lead a person to be arrogant and obtrusive about their work.
Do we need to believe in ourselves in order to fulfil our dreams? Or do we need belief from other people to encourage us to border success?
I think personally that there needs to be a balance of both. Enough belief in yourself will get you where you need to be, too much could lead to crippling your desires and losing part of yourself without realising it. Self belief is also hard to acquire. Telling yourself ‘I am going to be successful’ won’t be enough to secure your dream job and neither will faking it.
Belief doesn’t come easily. Any writer will tell you that it is a steep slope that constantly gets bigger and steeper the longer you write. It is something that you come across from other people who believe in you, but what you think of yourself matters too.
For me, I believe in all of you. So go and fulfil your dreams and dance amongst the stars!
All I knew was that I never wanted to be average. Michael Jackson