Success starts with a positive mindset, and to maintain it you must continue learning, surround yourself with positive people, and feed your mind with positive thoughts.

Every Monday I’ll share a word of the week and a short message to shift your mindset, improve your results, and change the course of your life. Then for an extra boost, you can join me and my online community at One Degree Shift Facebook Page where I’ll post an inspiration each day to keep you focused on your mindset. If something I post inspires you, leave me a comment or share it with others.

Believing in yourself is essential to your success. Our beliefs determine our thoughts and feelings, choices and decisions. In fact, one of the biggest differences between successful people and unsuccessful people is the belief that they can make their dreams come true. Your beliefs are never neutral. They either move you forward or hold you back. When you think positive thoughts, you are stronger and more effective. When you doubt your abilities, talents, skills, and opinions, you undermine your motivation and your confidence. Here’s a secret: You can choose what you believe. Spend the week believing in yourself one degree more.


  1. On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the highest, how would you rate your belief in your ability to achieve your goals and live your dreams?
  2. In what areas of your life do your beliefs empower you or hold you back?
  3. Create an empowering belief and embrace it all week long. Visibly post your empowering belief at home or work. This new positive belief will give you strength, power, and courage. If this is difficult, you can use one of my empowering beliefs: “I am successful in whatever I do.” Now, take a leap of faith and choose to believe it!