Believing You Can Fly
“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.”
– J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
When I started track cycling, no one believed I could do it. I was supposed to be an endurance athlete, I was “wasting my talent”, and I “would never be good enough”. But the one thing I had in my corner, was my own personal belief. Out of my own belief I started to take the first steps, and along the way, people started believing in me too. I didn’t have the physical ability, but I had the mental ability, and that’s what carried me through. Every time I got on the line, I believed I could win, whether I was physically able to or not. I wanted to learn, I wanted to fail, so I could learn. And slowly, my belief turned into ability, and together, I became an unstoppable force.
Never stop believing in yourself, or what you are doing. You hold the key to your own success.