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Believing in yourself

***I do not own this video***

Normally I don’t spend my time searching for YouTube videos online – except for occasionally during my marketing class. But one day I ran across this video (above) while I was clicking through StumbleUpon.

In the video (spoiler alert!) you witness the raw emotion of a young boy who just learned how to ride his bike without training wheels for the very first time. Afterwards, his dad asks him if he has any words of wisdom for other kids on the block who are learning how to ride a bike and the boy says, “Everybody, I know you can believe in yourself. If you believe in yourself, then you will know how to ride a bike. If you don’t, you just keep practicing. You will get the hang of it, I know it.”

Maybe it’s just the fact that the end of the spring semester gets hectic and stressful that I got motivation from this little boy to do my best and believe in myself – and I’m doing more than trying to learn how to ride a bike. But I think that it just goes to show that believing that we can do anything starts at such a young age; and it shouldn’t stop there. Because according to the boy’s advice, if we don’t believe in ourselves, then we just have to keep practicing and we’ll get the hang of it.

So my best advice if you’re struggling to push to the end of the semester is to believe in yourself, then you will know how to succeed (or ride a bike, whichever you prefer).


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