Some of the best lessons I have learned in my life have come from reading quotes from brilliant leaders, writers, inventors, and authors of the past. I often walk away with some new insight, a fresh perspective, or something that I ponder about for days or weeks. I recently came across this quote from Curie’s biography, she wrote,
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.
Confidence is such an important factor in our overall success in life that it cannot be overlooked. If you do not possess confidence in yourself, your abilities, and your products/services; how can you expect others to do the same? Napoleon Hill wrote and spoke extensively about the importance of confidence and how the belief in ourselves plays a vital role on the road to success. Tapping into YOUR unshakeable, unbreakable confidence is what sets you up for not only success but also sets you apart from the crowd.
Along with strong inner confidence, Curie mentions perseverance. Perseverance is required to reach any goal we set for ourselves. Without perseverance, as soon as an obstacle comes up to challenge us, we are more likely to quit or give up. But when you have the right mindset, confidence, and perseverance on your side, a few curve balls will stop or make you fall short of achieving your goals. Napoleon Hill also tells us that we must possess a BURNING DESIRE. Burning desire is a secret ingredient that people often lose sight of when they are in the heat of their daily battles in life. However, if you lack a burning desire, you will stop short of achievement because you allowed obstacles, people, or situations to derail your progress.
I believe we should embrace our natural gifts and abilities. It is our job to find what our true purpose in life is, otherwise, we are wasting our time and talent on work and obligations that do not fulfill us. As Curie states,
We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.
Do some internal investigating to find out what makes you tick and fills your heart with a burning desire, this will set you out on a path toward personal and professional success and achievement. How can you embrace your natural gifts and talents today?