Are you your own life coach, believing in yourself when no one does?
Last night, we watched MLB’s Home Run Derby. We hadn’t watched it in a few years but we wanted to see Aaron Judge from the New York Yankees put on a show. Aaron Judge is 6′ 7″ and leads the league in home runs. He’s a giant on the field and the Home Run Derby wouldn’t be relevant if Judge wasn’t in it.
Through each round, players hit monster home runs but each time Judge hit, everyone stopped and watched him, awe shining in their eyes. His raw power and speed on display for all to see. But it’s his story that also resonates. He was adopted the day after he was born to two teachers. He worked hard, especially in the minor leagues. When he got called up last Fall, he stunk. His batting average was poor and was sent down to the minors.
Did that stop him? Do you think he gave up on himself and quit?
No! He worked harder than ever and this Spring, made the starting team. He’s having a Ruth-like year and as a baseball fan, he’s exciting to watch. I know in my gut that he never stopped believing in himself and is a prime example of what it takes to believe in yourself when the rest of the world doesn’t.
Believe in yourself because if you don’t, then no one else will. It’s more than confidence, believing in yourself propels you into the Universe and brings your dreams within your grasp. You won’t reach your dreams unless you have an unwavering belief in yourself and what you can achieve.