We all doubt ourselves at one time or another. The temptation to believe that we are not enough or that we somehow must be so much more attacks us all.

We look in the mirror and see disappointment. We have this list of things we must get done today, tomorrow and in the years to come. We see our face in the mirror and try not to take a glimpse for too long.

We think that we are only worthy of truly looking at ourselves in the mirror when we have earned the recognition we believe we deserve. The goal posts always change, though, and we run the risk of never having the opportunity to look at ourselves and be proud of who we are.

We’re all becoming something each and every day. For the majority of us, I believe that we’re all becoming something special. We all have hopes and dreams, and we’re doing our best to achieve them.

For me, things started to change when I was able to look in the mirror and see greatness. Things changed when I was able to honestly believe that I was going to change the world in some meaningful way and that my life mattered.

This same experience that I have been blessed enough to have is something that I want for everyone. I want you to know what that feeling is like when you look in the mirror and see how phenomenal you really are.

Here’s how to see greatness in yourself:

1. Ignore the voices

These voices tell you that it’s easier not to try or that you’re not ready. For you to see greatness, I want you to start ignoring them. I want you to question those voices to see if they’re actually true because more likely to be false.

These voices often lie to us and help us make comfortable decisions. What you should follow is your heart and your intuition. Try ignoring the voices in your head for a while and see what it does to your life. I promise you that you’ll be surprised with the results.

2. Focus on your best traits

We all fall into the trap of focusing on our weaknesses. The truth is we can’t be good at everything so why bother trying to be. I’ve tried in my life to be good at many things and failed. Instead of focusing on the failures, I’ve started focusing on my best traits.

Right now, that’s speaking to people and writing this blog to help people in their life. That’s what I believe I’m good at and that’s what seems to be resonating with people. Trying to put my attention into lots of different pursuits all at the same time hasn’t worked.

It’s the same with productivity. If you read every book ever written on productivity, you’ll see that there will be at least one part of the book dedicated to focusing on just a few things. When you allow one of your strongest traits to get even stronger, you start to believe that you are great at something.

That one trait that has excelled beyond your others gives you a belief that maybe anything is possible. Once you experience this feeling with a single trait, the feeling of greatness spreads to other areas of your life. It becomes a snowball effect.

3. Imagine you are already like your heroes

For a long time, I thought that my heroes were very different to me. I thought they had these superhuman lives that maybe were out of reach for me.

As I learned more about these heroes, I realized that they are in fact not that much different from me. It’s the one percenters that do slightly different things from me that gives them all of their massive success.

Adopting the belief that you are already like your heroes changes your perspective. You begin to feel differently… like you are significant. This significance can be turned into confidence that allows you to break through fear.

I’ve started to study my heroes and mimic their habits. Because I believe I can achieve the same as them, taking risks is now a given. Knowing that I’ll achieve my goals has become a must.

“You have to believe first before anyone else can start to believe in you”

How you feel about yourself matters. Those ridiculous insults you say to yourself are blocking the true person inside of you from escaping and unleashing all the passion, and talent that you have to offer to the world. You’re more talented and smarter than you think.

Your dreams are not impossible; all you have to do is believe.

You are blessed and highly favored!

-Brandon