Do you believe you have the talents and skills necessary to make success more likely?  

Don’t worry; you are not alone! So many of us think we don’t have the skills or talents to achieve our goals and dreams. And yes, we have read tons of tips and books on the topic, but the problem is most of them are too challenging to adopt in our lives.

But here’s the good news. Dharmesh Shah, the co-founder of HubSpot, believes that many people confuse talent and skill. According to him, while talent is something you are born with, skill is something anyone can learn with consistent practice. 

It makes sense to me. I used to sit next to a student with a mathematics talent. A subject I was hopeless at. So it took me longer to acquire the same skills that came to him so quickly.

To make success more likely in whatever area you choose means if you have a talent for something, you can achieve mastery much faster than those of us who don’t. But the rest of us will get there in the end with practice and persistence.

I encourage you to not let the lack of inherent talent stop you from pursuing your dreams and ambitions – invest your time in honing the necessary skills, and seeking the necessary changes in your life, and success will eventually be yours.

Here are some fundamental changes you can make that will help make success more likely.

Gotta have faith to make success more likely

I adopted the mindset of needing to have a little more faith. Mainly to have more faith in the gift of imagination, and I’ve used this to make success more likely in my life and ended up doing so many things I used to wish I could.

I see faith as an internal force that provides intuition and draws on higher spiritual laws to manifest our desires. And it’s also a vibration of energy that will attract us to all we need to achieve our goals.

I had goals I’d never ever attempted, never mind accomplished and I needed more faith to walk the path to bigger dreams.

Think of yourself as the inventors of your life, and that developing trust and belief in yourself is a critical aspect of manifesting your goals. To do this, you must be able to imagine the existence of what you want before there’s any chance of it coming true. 

And here’s the thing, being willing to open up to spiritual laws is probably an incredibly radical change for many. But it opens the door to intuition and an ability to tap into true wisdom, so you, too, can, with practice. And no doubt you’ll feel the same amazement as I have when things begin to fall into place in your life.

Growth first, outcome later

To be successful in life, simply doing more isn’t always the answer. Strive to be more, to tap into and harness your full potential.

 Becoming more should be priority one before trying to acquire or achieve something new. 

Growth happens in stages.

 First, we become spiritually more — better versions of ourselves. 

This is reflected in our mindset and how we act towards others and circumstances. And it’s only after this growth occurs that positive things come into our lives; success, wealth, or other forms of abundance materialize. 

Sadly, most people focus on the outcome first rather than on becoming more. Unfortunately, all that will be manifested is an amplified version of who they already are.

Whatever you do or don’t do, find ways to stay motivated.

Learn how to motivate yourself

Do you need help motivating yourself? Don’t worry; you’re not alone—lots of people struggle to get started on things.

I struggled with this for years, being a most excellent procrastinator before developing techniques that worked for me.

Such as showing up and getting into the headspace of completing something turned out to be half the battle…everything followed from there. 

Other helpful strategies included breaking tasks into smaller sections, setting achievable goals, and avoiding perfectionism. 

This one was definitely tough, but it was doable. As it would be for you.

With some focus, determination, and self-belief, anything is possible.

When it comes to motivation, it’s important to carve out the necessary time and space for making progress.

You build motivation by building on simple tasks like taking the smallest possible step toward your goal. 

This could be as simple as opening a document on your computer or getting off the couch. By accomplishing small goals and milestones, you will soon be an unstoppable force of determination.

Believe in your power to push through the fear and create something substantial, no matter how big or small those steps may be. 

Show up! You can do this! Try to see yourself in a different light, and you’ll feel much more empowered.

Change your awareness of yourself

To cultivate a sense of self-awareness, you must shift your perception of yourself and your capabilities. 

Part of the solution is to learn to listen to the right voice. What is the voice that tells us that we can’t or shouldn’t do something that might be difficult or beyond our capabilities? That’s the voice of negativity.

Each time you hear that voice, try tuning into the smaller urgings of the voice of success. 

The voice of success will remind you that you are unlimited and have incredible power to manifest what you want into existence. 

This voice supports you in cultivating a greater sense of self-awareness and empowers you to vigorously achieve whatever goal you set out for yourself. While it’s unlikely to totally eliminate that loud voice of negativity, the softer voice of success will grow stronger and louder the more you listen to it.

To change your awareness and focus on what serves you best, be mindful of the energies and situations that get your attention.

I speak from experience when I say there’s no better feeling than changing your awareness of yourself, being able to use your imagination as a power in your life, with enough faith in yourself to grow into the person who has learned to make success more likely.

Encourage one another.

Love Elle



Elle Sommer is the author of 4 books and a workbook. Her latest publications are a series called The Power of Consciousness, and you will find all three books in this trilogy now available on Kindle. She shares quotes, inspiration and positive vibes on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. And her greatest desire is to encourage and inspire others to create not just a good life, but a phenomenal life.


  1. Elle, You make an important point, we have to get our head on straight first before we focus on the practicalities of success. I also think it’s important to know that we can define success for ourselves, we don’t have to meet anyone else’s expectations.

  2. I appreciate this post and the encouraging words. I needed to hear this. I like “growth first, outcome later.” I have no problem with self-motivation, but I do get impatient. I like to tell myself, “patience and persistence pay off.”

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