Sometimes, contrary to popular belief, the key to success is not to “go for the gold” but rather to “reach for the bronze.”
If you don’t believe you can achieve your goal – whether you’re right or your wrong – you will not move towards it. Period. End of story. Wrap it up and go home.
And when that happens, most people respond by giving up.
The better response to “lack of belief” is to change the goal and make it small enough that you believe you can actually do it.
If you don’t believe you can lose 50 pounds, set a goal for five. It you can stop smoking, just pass on the next cigarette. If you’re trying to control your temper, just control it for the next five minutes.
Go a little further than you normally would and congratulate yourself for the progress.
Remember, it’s better to do something and get it done than it is to beat yourself up for planning to do everything and not moving