What a person believes about himself, about other people, and the world in which he lives will determine how he acts and interacts on a daily basis.
Take a moment and think about what you really believe about yourself. The question is not what do you tell yourself, but, in your heart of hearts, when no one else is around, what do you believe? Understand that everyone has secret fears and doubts about themselves. Even the most successful business people, actors, and singers have doubts at times. But all successful people possess an abiding faith that lies underneath all the surface doubts.
Such belief is essential for success. But there is a tremendous difference in believing in one’s self and believing in one’s abilities. You must not believe primarily in your ability. You must not trust only in your talent. You must not have faith solely in your education; nor in how smart, good-looking, witty, or charming you are. All such things can and will fail you. What you must believe is that, beyond all external measure, you have what it takes to ultimately succeed.