As a person with many goals and aspirations, I’ve recently found that the only thing I truly need to reach achievement is belief in myself. All other things such as determination, prioritization, discipline, etc., all can easily be present but worthless without self-belief.
I believe that the reasons some of my goals have been met is because I’ve always truly believed I can do anything I put my mind to. My strong belief system in myself comes from a variety of things. One being confidence and esteem. I was raised with constant assurance to build this necessary character trait being a black woman in our society. Two, my family’s history. My parents and my ancestors have made an uncountable number of achievements and because of this being installed in my DNA, I know I can do at very least the same as they did, given the difference in circumstances. And third, my understanding of our society. I am well aware of the obstacles society will put forth. For a young black woman, they are quite predictable.
As I continue to strive for and reach my goals and aspirations in life, I will continue to believe in myself, my abilities, and my worth. It’s not always as easy as these words may seem, but then again, why isn’t it?