At some stages of our life we have all made mistakes, we have taken the wrong decision and failed. In itself this is a great opportunity to learn but usually we feel worthless in those dark moments. We feel we are not good enough; that we are losers; that we will never make it.

I often hear people say that about themselves. But just thinking like that is disempowering. Today we will work on overcoming doubts and the occasional feeling of worthlessness and start discovering the genius and unlimited power that is within you.

Motivate yourself.

Be aware that great people have one basic but very essential quality and that is persistence. All successful people have failed, most of them have failed many times over. Like you and me, they are not perfect and not every decision they make is the right one. The difference between the winners and the losers is that the winners get up again fast. Instead of licking their wounds they look for the reason why they have failed and do it better the next time and the next until eventually they succeed. That is the mindset every one needs to acquire if they want to be truly successful.

It takes a lot of motivation to go from zero to 100. The best way to motivate yourself is by defining exactly what it is you want; is by seeing before your inner eye the end result you want to achieve. How do you do that? There are many methods and I suggest you try several in order to see which works best for you. I will show you the 3 most common ones.

Know what you want

Someone wiser than me said: “What the human mind can conceive, it can achieve.” But first you must know what you want to achieve. If you are not 100 % sure, if your ideas are vague, think about what you would do if you had more than enough money to do everything you have ever wanted to do. What would you do if you had traveled the world, had your dream home and everything else money can buy? What would get you up in the morning and keep you up at night? This is one technique to unveil your true goals, to discover what it is you really want. Once you become clear write it down in as much detail as possible and remember “what the human mind can conceive, it can achieve”.

Visualize your success

This is the most powerful motivator. Close your eyes and imagine what it will be like when you have reached your big goal; imagine it in as much detail as you can. Feel what you would feel if you were already there. Amplify this feeling until it becomes very pleasant and fills your whole body. Amplify it until you have a big smile on your face.
Now, you add another feeling upon this first one. Remember a time in your life in which you were really satisfied with yourself, a moment in which life seemed perfect? Go back to that time and to that feeling of total confidence and fulfillment and add this feeling to the first one. Put if over it like a coat and stay in this very pleasant state for a few minutes filling your mind and body with positive energy.
If it helps you play some soft meditation music in the background or use one of my guided meditations.

Feel on Top of the World

Let this feeling of happiness, this feeling of satisfaction and success diffuse in you and notice how motivated, exited and confident you will feel. In this moment you KNOW that you will succeed. In this moment you KNOW that you can do it! In this moment you KNOW that whatever you dream of is actually possible. Let your whole body fill with this knowledge until you really want to shout out this feeling, until you feel like celebrating your great success!

Anchor Success

This is the moment to anchor this feeling of total power and success so you can get it back any time you need it, any time you get discouraged, any time things don’t work the way you want them to. Decide on a special gesture and a sound that will anchor your feeling of total fulfillment, of total power and success and while your body is still full of this feeling shout out your sound and make your gesture at the same time. Do it several times until you feel 100 % sure that you WILL succeed! Until you know that you will win this game called your life’s success.

From now on any time you need a little push, any time you need help, any time you need motivation you can make your special gesture, you can just shout out your sound and your body will again KNOW that you truly can make it if you persist on your personal path to success.
Don’t let anybody steal your dreams! They are yours and you have the right to make them come true. As long as you continue in the right direction they can and will happen.

Author's Bio: 

The Author Barbara Hofmeister lives the philosophy she shares with us. She knows that even small obstacles can stop us from going after our dreams. At she empowers you to dare and go past fears and doubts to realize that you too have a choice – and that is the choice to live your dream life!
Barbara Hofmeister is the author of “TO BE OR NOT TO BE - THE CHOICE IS YOURS!” A book with a practical step by step approach to help you live a life of passion and purpose. Barbara is an enthusiastic catalyst for change and an internationally renowned motivational speaker. Read more of her articles at