The Importance of Belief in Creating Distinction

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The Importance of Belief in Creating Distinction

Easter is obviously when Christians celebrate a miracle that is central to our faith. We are also in the seasons of Ramadan and Passover. Although my work here is never intended to be about any particular set of spiritual beliefs, it struck me when thinking about these observances that having faith — believing in something — is critical to your success in creating distinction.

PERSONALLY AND PROFESSIONALLY, HAVING FAITH IN YOUR ABILITIES AND YOURSELF IS A CRITICALLY IMPORTANT STEP ON YOUR PATH TO DISTINCTION. NO MATTER YOUR GOALS, IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN ACHIEVE THEM, IT WILL BE CHALLENGING TO MAKE THEM A REALITY.

When you believe in yourself and have faith you will succeed, you will likely have both the motivation and determination to keep going even when things get tough. It allows you to see the light at the end of the tunnel and keep moving forward.

Creating Distinction

If you want to create anything significant in your life, whether it’s a successful career, a happy family, or anything else, belief is essential. If you’re lacking in this area, you need to take time to develop it. It can make all the difference in the world.

Here are three ways you can enhance your faith in your future:

  1. Get clear about what you want. This may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s essential to have a firm grasp on precisely what you’re striving for. Always remember, the first of the Four Cornerstones of Distinction is Clarity. When you know what your goal is, it’s much easier to believe that you can achieve it.
  2. Surround yourself with positive people. Just this past week, I blocked time on my calendar and spent three days with three of the most positive people I know. I left our time together with renewed vigor and purpose. You can do the same with your most upbeat, positive friends. We all know the saying that we are the average of the five people with whom we spend the most time. If you want to believe in yourself more, surround yourself with people who will support and encourage you.
  3. Take action towards your goals. No matter how small, every step forward is a sign that you’re moving in the right direction. Just because you believe doesn’t mean things will automatically fall into place — you still must put in the work! But when you take action towards your goals, it helps to increase your belief that you’ll achieve them.

If you want to create anything distinctive, first be certain that you believe in yourself. It will make an extraordinary difference in your results!

(If you or your organization would like some help in creating distinction and delivering the Ultimate Customer Experience® in a hyper-competitive marketplace, please contact me here on WeSpeak Global. Through consulting, professional coaching, virtual education, and in-person keynote presentations, we have assisted many top professionals and companies — and we can be your partner in success, too. I’d look forward to working together to help you stand out and earn more!)

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