“Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance and facing your fears. “

-Gillian Anderson

 How often have our parents told us that we can do just about anything we set our minds to? When doing a particularly tough math problem, your mother or father might have mentioned, you can do it if you really put your mind to it. We never took them seriously, until we grew up and realized the significance of this statement.

It is important to believe in yourself, only then can you achieve something and reach your goals. To believe, it is important to know that you can do whatever you set your eyes on, be it learning the guitar or starting your own business.  Those who have been brought up to believe in themselves are incredibly lucky, because there are quiet a few people around us who were never taught as children to believe in themselves. But better late than never.


Are you motivated to do something? Believing in a goal is important, more important is being motivated to reach that goal. If you know you can do it, but you do nothing about it, it is impossible to achieve that goal. So get off from the couch, and register yourself for the soccer class you always wanted to take.


Truth be told, believing in either the positive or the negative will make it happen. If you believe you can, you will. And if you believe strongly enough, that you probably won’t, you definitely wont do it. However to get to your goals, set your mind to it, know that you can do it, and start working towards it. The power of positivity is often undermined, but when combined with the power of belief, it can do wonders.


Setting your mind to something doesn’t make it happen instantly. Hard work and perseverance are both important aspects of realizing your goals. You left your 9 to 5 job to embark on your own business venture. You believe strongly in your idea and even have investors ready to put money into it. Why then, is business not booming? The only thing missing from your equation of success is perseverance. Add some hard work, some patience, a little perseverance and keep that belief in yourself going strong and nothing can stop you from attaining your goal.


Everybody’s mantra for success is different. But the one common thing in all of these mantras, is believing in yourself and believing that you can do it. Once you set your mind towards a goal, nothing can stop you from achieving it. You might not be able to control external factors, but you can surely conquer your internal hurdles by letting go of fear and negative thoughts.

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, because you have set your mind to doing the best you can with what life throws at you. It is important to set your mind to realistic goals so that you are not disappointed. But always make sure that you believe in yourself and the goals you set to achieve them.