Famous stage and film actress Helen Hayes believed “resoluteness” about her own potential success played an important role at the beginning of her career. She once said:
“Before the author gave me the script, they observed, in a matter-of-course manner, “Of course you play piano? You’ll have to sing your own accompaniment in the piece’. As these alarming tidings were in the course of being made, I caught a bewildered look in my mother’s eyes, and so I spoke up before she could. ‘Certainly I play piano,’ I answered.
“As we left the theater, my mother sighed, ‘I hate to see you start under a handicap,’ she said. ‘What made you say you could play piano?’ ‘The feeling that I will play before rehearsals begin,’ I said. We went at once to try to rent a piano…and ended by buying one. I began lessons at once, practiced finger-exercises till I could no longer see the notes–and began rehearsals with the ability to accompany myself. Since then, I never lived too far from a piano.”
What you believe about your own potential for success counts far more than what any other person may believe. Believe what God believes about you–you were created for success.