Believe In Yourself and Go to Work!

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Becoming a successful leader is a balancing act. To become a successful leader, we must believe in ourselves and balance that belief by getting off of our butts and doing the necessary work to be a successful leader.

Recently, I read a poll that compared children’s beliefs and work ethics worldwide. This study showed that American children are halfway there in balancing between believing in themselves and doing the necessary work needed for real achievement. Compared to other children worldwide, American children’s belief in themselves came back at a higher rate than that of most of the world. However, they did not do as well with their work ethic.

Indeed, the American kids are not out-working all the other kids in the world. However, this is not horrible news. We have provided for their basic needs, and our kids believe in themselves. Furthermore, they live in a country with a high entrepreneurial spirit that tends to think outside the box and find ways to succeed.

Teens, imagine if we could get ourselves to hold onto our positive beliefs in ourselves and our can-do entrepreneurial spirit and do the necessary work. What if we did extra work in our quest to live a happy, confident, and successful life?  Do you think we would reach real achievement at an earlier age by working extra hard right now? If we did the work right now and even did a little extra, do you think we could travel further in life and experience more exciting and earth-moving things on our journey of success, leadership, and fulfillment? Yeah… Let’s say Heck Yeah! HECK YEAH! So let’s do it then!

Now, please share with the rest of us how you plan to use Granddaddy’s secret of” Believing in yourself and going to work!”


Thanks for your time,

Daniel Blanchard

Author of the Granddaddy’s Secrets book series