Other people’s belief in you

Self-belief is important, but you need more than it to do great work. There is a significant amount of inertia to overcome in life – mainly coming from self-doubt. Self-belief and self-doubt reside in the same space in a yin-yang.

Other people’s belief in you, especially those you respect, significantly reduces inertia – mainly because of leverage. People do not like being wrong, so they do all they can to make their belief a reality.

When people brag about how they came up on just sheer self-belief, I smile and skip the page. It is either they have not achieved anything worth studying or they are being wilfully unreflective.

– Osasu Oviawe

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