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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 7:56 AM

Success is not a measure of how much money you earn or how popular you are, rather, it is being able to find your passion - one that makes you happy and ultimately, one that you would be happy to leave as your legacy. To make a step forward to reach your dream takes smarts and guts but why couldn't you? Here is five reasons why you can.

:bulletpurple: 1. Everyone was born equal

More-less, this is true, some people are born more challenged than others but we all possess skills and ability to learn. It is possible to build something out of nothing if we really want to. It all comes down to our preferences and decisions.

"Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent."

Eleanor Roosevelt

:bulletpurple: 2. Overcoming your fears

By constantly challenging yourself, you can get rid of fears that used to follow you. You will no longer be worried, you'll know you can count on yourself.

"If you think you can, you can. If you think you can't, you're right."

Mary Kay Ash

:bulletpurple: 3. Happiness

When you believe in you, it brings you strength and happiness. Happy people do everything more efficiently and are healthier.

"If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint", than by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."

Vincent Van Gogh

:bulletpurple: 4. It's contagious

Once you start believing in yourself, you will provide a good example for others as well.

"Believe in yourself and there will come a day when others will have no choice but to believe with you."

Cynthia Kersey


:bulletpurple: 5. You are all you have

The truth is, even at times when nobody's got your back, you can stand still and focused. After all, you have nothing less than yourself in this world.

"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not."

Kurt Cobain

Do you believe in yourself?

Share your thoughts in the comments below :heart:



Motivational article written for #projecteducate's Surprise Community Week :frail:
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ciucamona Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Student General Artist
I do believe in myself now after almost ten years.I had hard times in my life now I am happy with myself.
RandomUncertainty Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
#5 in particular rings so true to me.
Shuuman Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
So many people need to read this,

Thank you for providing the chance to do so
TheCreativeJenn Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks for this, Jane. :heart::heart:
SoraLove Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I am working on it! Good quotes by the way! :D I hope you have a wonderful day! butterflies 
Fuumaru Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is a really inspiring journal post. sorry for only commenting now but i really really look forward to your posts, each time i finish reading i feel awesome.
SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Very well put! I actually feel more inspired!:heart:
BlueTreeKoBird Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This has really, really made my day so much better =) Thank you!
skulkey Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
nice quotes.  i have another for you:

Talent is produced in solitude - character in the stream of life."

- Goethe
mormonbookworm Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I think this a lovely thing to run across on a dreary day!
Thank you!
Silvannos Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the journal, sometimes I forget to believe in myself and your post  helped me to remember that today :)
Urus-28 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice positive journal for a Monday morning at work :p
meiyue Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you :heart:
MiraiOkami Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this journal~
Now, it's time to practice more ^^
Rhyn-Art Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014   General Artist
Clamdiggy Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Catstudio7 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Can I copy this and share it to other as well? I link back to this journal.:D
jane-beata Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Of course!
Catstudio7 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Here's the journal:D And thank you!!:hug:
WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014   General Artist
:wave:Hello, I'm just stopping by to let you know your news has been listed in the latest update of deviousNEWS. Have an awesome day!
jane-beata Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks! :heart:
WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014   General Artist
DarkheartedCelea Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love this. sending it to a friend now.
KindCritic Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student Writer
It's the strangest thing in the world when everyone believes in you but the people you love. When strangers love you and your family doubts you. But this article made me think. And though I may have to manipulate myself (and my finances), the only person standing in my way, is me. Thanks.
anamalz3 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a good article. If only people followed this advice on everything in their life.
It's always refreshing to see confident, happy, kind individuals!
xXMintyMorbidXx Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i almost stopped believing in myself when i didnt win anything in my local art show this past year. my teacher and boyfriend and friends had made me feel confident and believe i could actually win. when i realized i wasnt going to win anything at the show my heart sank, the lil negative voice in my head was telling me "if you cant even win here, why even try anymore. whats the point? you'll never make it as an artist" when i went back to school the next week though, i had to keep drawing in art class. i made some pieces that were even better than the ones i put in the show. im more confident again now C: i may not be the best but hey, i enjoy it. who's some old farts that like a bloody prom dress best to say im not a great artist? i guess what im trying to say is that if you feel like your not good enough, keep drawing anyway! you may just prove yourself wrong
SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
That's awesome that you overcome your negative voice and fear of what others might think, and continue doing what you love! I feel so inspired reading these comments and yours made me very happy to read:)
The thing is that for every new work that I do, I have to prove to myself that I can do this! And that's what keeps me going.
Hiland-Rose Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Some times it is a matter of finding what works for you even if it means that no one else gets it for a while... Thanks for your articles, I am finding them useful!
Pablo666123 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's very inspiring :D
xDjurax Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All these articles are really inspirational, thank you! :D
AnnaGladue Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome :)
DestinyWing Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I had terrible problem about believing in myself. Especially in school reports, singing, dancing, drawing and writing fanfictions.

School reports were quite easy because they were like 'forced' to do it because they want to have high grades and their teacher said so. Yet I still don't know why we have reports, is there a purpose for us in the future?

Singing and dancing were also there because it's their passion but they cannot fulfill it. Like me, I just lost my confidence from signing beause I lost in a contest and felt that I let my family down. Until I was enrolled in center For Pop music Philippines, my coach noticed that I can sing but I can't move because I was scared. Then he said that I had to believe in myself, but I just do it because my coach said so..and now I have a concert to do in May :depressed:.

Drawing is also my problem, I always draw in my school but the thing is my classmates always assign me as the artist of the group, but one day I said I can't do it because it's not my thing of drawing that is irrelevant to my passion. They didn't care and told me to do it even if you can't because it's their grade are targetting. I felt like I was used, because I only draw cartoon characters and things that are in my passion.

Writting Fanfictions are the things too, I already had two stories: Freality and Anima High. It's still has a few viewers, yet I'm still a beginner. Then I saw one of my friends in D.A was going to quit because there are few viewers in her stories, but I tried to cinvince her to stay. No response after that, yet she is still online. I don't know why what's got into her yet she is the one who convinces me to continue my story.

I just don't get it why Happiness is on the 5 reasons...:forgiveme:

By the way, thank you for making this. It made me feel better .
XMajutsu-shiX Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student General Artist
. . . :?
Wulfcanix Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, thank you, thank you for this splendid article! I really appreciated the motivational quotes you have inserted in there. Boy, this just made my day. It really did!

Once again, many thanks to you for this article! No wonder I was frustrated and cranky as of late. Please, write more like these. :)
SqueakyToybox Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really needed this today :) A really good read thankyou! I also enjoyed reading the quotes.
jane-beata Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for reading, I'm happy to hear the article is meeting its intention (:
TswordZ Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good. The use of the phrases below give a better motivation. Thanks for the article.
hali2000 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
thats amazing!
jayfeather2 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
I'm so inspired to do all of these!
I'm not low self of steam or really need to but I bet I can become a even better person!
Thank you SOOO much!
By the way love the qoutes!
NorroenDyrd Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
I am putting the Van Gogh quote in my signature. :XD:
bogidream Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
That article is awesome :) It gave courage to continue my comics :) Thank you ;)
andieGrows Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Your journal makes my skin crawl! :happycry:
It cheered me up although I didn't even need a cheer up. So much truth in your words and the quotes.

Thank you for this journal. This is wonderful and positive energy for everybody in the world. :heart: :aww:
senorraza Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Samantha72127 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
you have made such brilliant believe in yourself tips
Maragoldie-chan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow.. The quotes are true. oOo
PizzaPotatoNBacon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student General Artist
This is a great article~ Short, but it's easy to find muse once you read this!
13tearDrops Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the quotes q w q
KaizokuShojo Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
I believe in myself because if I stop................I'll vanish! :ohnoes:
flameheart10 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Very nice and inspiring. Wonderful job! :D
GothicTaco198 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
I sent this to a friend :heart: I might also give it to someone else too :)
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