Last week, I was at my sister’s house for dinner. After we ate, they put on the movie Mulan for the children. I had not seen the movie in what felt like ages. Two of the children pretty much lost interest and played. My niece and I ended up watching the movie with my sister as other family talked in the dining room.
At one point of the movie, the man training the recruits tries to send Mulan packing for not meeting his standards. Mulan decides to work through the night to complete the task. In the morning everyone comes out of their tents to see she has succeeded. After seeing that, I told my niece, “See that? The only person who has to believe in you is YOU. He wanted to send her away, but she said ‘No, I can do this’ and she worked through the night.” I continued, “It probably made the next day harder since she didn’t sleep, but she got to stay.”
With all that in mind, I say the same thing to you and to myself. The only person who needs to believe in you is you. When you have confidence and belief in your vision, you will work to make it happen no matter what anyone says. If it is meant to happen, you will keep at it because you know it is meant to be. You might take a break from it, but it will call you and you will do it.
One of the examples I like to think of is how Gerard Butler was a week away from taking the equivalent of the bar exam in the UK. Instead he decided to pursue his passion for acting. I am not going to lie, since it was a week away I would have probably still taken the bar exam and become an actor if I was him. There are some people that want to make it so they have to succeed. The actor Peter Dinklage shared his story that he had to make himself quit his office job in his twenties so he would get serious about being an actor. He was figuratively hungry to get roles and literally hungry. This drove him to success. Is there something you would like to do? Henry Ford once said “whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t – you’re right.” Choose to believe in yourself and you can do it.
Eva Borho, M.A., L.M.T., Intuitive Author, Holy Fire Reiki Master, Spiritual Coach and Teacher