25 Jun Do You Believe in yourself?
Most of my readers would have noticed that I use a hashtag every time I post my articles on social media i.e. #believeinyourself.
Today I decided to reveal the secret for using this hashtag which aligns with my core purpose i.e. to share my wisdom & experience in retail management with several business owners & entrepreneurs and help them succeed in their respective ventures by publishing regular articles and case studies which are concise & keeps them updated in the field of retailing.
My inspiration to write this article comes from a quote by Norman Peale, “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy”.
You have got to have faith in what you do. For if you do not believe in yourself in your thoughts and deeds, no one else will. Successful people are confident of their actions and they know that if they pursue it overtime & consistently, success will come their way.
From Faith comes a sense of destiny and purpose:
One way to have this confidence is to find faith in yourselves by making a commitment to whatever you wish to achieve & then call on the universe or a higher power to help you accomplish it.
If you do not believe in yourself, you have little or no chance of being successful.
Find your true purpose:
Find out what is your USP (unique skill proposition; I changed selling to skill). What makes you happy within? Why are you doing things that you do? Does it bring a sense of achievement & contentment to you? Evaluate if you can you do things which others are doing, differently & own that space for yourself in your field?
These are few questions that you need to ask and introspect & I am sure you shall find your true sense of “why” or “Purpose”.
I recall my management days wherein one of our Indian ethos professors mentioned a quote of Sri Paramahansa Yogananda which left a deeper impact in my life i.e. “When my trials become very great, I first seek understanding in myself. I don’t blame circumstances or try to correct anybody else. I go inside first. I try to clean the citadel of my soul to remove anything that obstructs the soul’s all powerful, all wise expression. That’s the way to find & live purposeful lives”.
I conclude my article by wishing all budding entrepreneurs all the very best in their projects and journey. I hope my article would provide them with the daily dose of motivation and would excite them all over again to move forward towards their goals.
About the author:
Ritesh Mohan is a passionate retail professional with over 19 years in the retail sector, handling some of the biggest brands in beauty, fashion and fragrances retail & FMCG sector. He has been instrumental in the growth of some of the regional brands as well in Middle East region. He specializes in Retail management, Product development, Brand management, Retail Operations, Sales Management, Business Management & Empowering business owners with his wisdom & experience of around two decades in the industry.