“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” – Nikos Kazantzakis


When you believe in yourself get the push to do amazing things in life. Could Barrack Obama become the President of the United States if he didn’t believed himself? Could the 19 year old Reshma Qureshi, an acid attack survivor walk the runway at New York Fashion Week if she didn’t believe in herself and her life?

It is this belief that helps us overcome obstacles in life. The force that makes us do the unthinkable comes from within – it is inside you.

aimee-mullinsDid you know about Aimee Mullins? She is an American Athlete, Actress and a Fashion Model. What is the big deal in it, did you ask? Mullins was born without the fibula bones of the legs – a condition called fibular hemimelia and as a result of that she had to get both her legs amputated at the age of one! She could have led a life of a handicap but she was meant for more. She was the first person in the world on the “Cheetah” carbon-fibre sprinting legs – the prosthetic leg that looks like J. She made that design iconic through her extensive global press coverage.

Image source – Wikipedia

Aimee competed in the Paralympics in 1996 in Atlanta and set World Records in the 100 meter in 17.01 seconds. She was named as one of the “Coolest Girls in Sports” by the Sports Illustrated magazine. After retirement, she went on to become an actress and fashion model. She believed in herself and her life. She chose not to lead a wheelchair-bound life.


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So start believing in yourself, in your causes, in the girl or man in you and make your life meaningful.

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25 Comments on Believe in Yourself – Step 2 to a Meaningful Life – A to Z Challenge 2017

  1. Sheethal
    April 3, 2017 at 1:47 am (2 years ago)

    When we read such stories, and the trouble they had to go through just to do simple tasks that we take for granted… Inspired!

    • tinabasu
      April 3, 2017 at 5:45 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Sheetal for dropping by. We do take a lot of things for granted specially with our health and family when we lose it we realize but get late by that time

  2. Mayuri
    April 3, 2017 at 7:49 am (2 years ago)

    Self belief is the most important thing any human being can have.
    Thank you for introducing me to Aimee, I am intrigued enough to read more about her.

  3. Kalpanaa
    April 3, 2017 at 9:17 am (2 years ago)

    Truly amputees who become athletes with their prosthetics are a wonderful reminder that we can always push ourselves harder, achieve more and believe we can do it. If they can surely we can too. Great post.
    Blame #Lexicon of Leaving

  4. Geets
    April 3, 2017 at 1:20 pm (2 years ago)

    That is such an inspiring thing to read today! Reading these, I feel why does it feel so hard to believe in myself?!

    And then I read such stories and get back to track and then again fall and so it continues!

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  5. Anmol Rawat
    April 3, 2017 at 3:04 pm (2 years ago)

    It’s an inspiring story. I did not know about her so thank you for writing this. I agree with you, if you believe in yourself, you can achieve anything in life. 🙂
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  6. Bellybytes
    April 3, 2017 at 3:51 pm (2 years ago)

    Fourth post on Believing in yourself I’ve read today. While this story is inspiring and motivational, I know enough bad endings too ….. when people just believed in themselves regardless of the obvious truth and outcomes staring at them in the face
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    • tinabasu
      April 3, 2017 at 5:24 pm (2 years ago)

      That is true too Sunita, that becomes overconfidence. Thanks for dropping by.

  7. Zainab
    April 3, 2017 at 4:01 pm (2 years ago)

    You are so right Tina, believing in yourself is key!
    They say tahet even if you lie with belief no one doubts you!
    But yes self belief is as good as sled love!
    This example of Amelie is so nice, thanks for sharing!

  8. Swathi Shenoy
    April 3, 2017 at 4:42 pm (2 years ago)

    Such inspirational stories!! So true that if we believe in ourself, then nothing else matters!
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    • tinabasu
      April 3, 2017 at 5:55 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Swathi. Hope you are having a great AtoZ

  9. Geethica Mehra
    April 3, 2017 at 5:07 pm (2 years ago)

    The reality of Aimee Mullins makes my belief more strong. Once a thought in mind should be put in action in the first place.
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    • tinabasu
      April 3, 2017 at 5:32 pm (2 years ago)

      Yes Geethica, believe that you can do it.

  10. Shalini
    April 3, 2017 at 7:45 pm (2 years ago)

    Her story is inspiring! Thanks for writing about it. I think I have a long way to go because I always doubt myself. 🙂
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  11. Ravish Mani
    April 11, 2017 at 2:09 pm (2 years ago)

    Belief is indeed a powerful tool to mend reality. Thanks for introducing Aimee Mullins to me.


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