I was 13 years old, walking with my dad to swimming squad practice.
The steam from the heated pool was rising up on this cold evening.
I got into the pool and started swimming laps and then something unexpected happened…
I’d swum about 20 of 30 laps and was absolutely exhausted.
I stopped at the end of the pool and said to my dad “I’m done, I don’t think I can complete all the laps!”
He was kneeling down next to the pool and looked at me with his warm eyes and said, “That’s fine son, I know you’ve pushed yourself. But one thing I want you to know is…
…I’ll always believe in you, no matter what.”
I remember at that moment, thinking about how it made me feel to have someone say “I believe in you, no matter what.”
My dad and I walked out of that swim lesson to grab some gummy bears at the canteen and head home.
When I reflect on the successes and tough times in my business, I always have had my dad’s voice in the back of my head whispering “I believe in you.”
As a father, I think back on my dad and how he always championed what was in my heart.
What’s crazy is that he never knew his dad. He never had someone in his life to say that to him, but he still chose to be an incredible human who always shared his belief in me.
If you’ve never had someone tell you that they believe in you, I’d love to be that person.
I want you to know that I believe in you.
I believe that there is a message in your heart, a seed of potential that only you can bring to the world.
That no matter what level of success you’ve had in your life so far, you are on the right track. That all the challenges you’ve moved through are preparing you for the breakthrough that’s coming.
I want you to know that “I believe in you, no matter what.”
Be encouraged this week and know that I believe in your potential, no matter what.
Have a blessed week,