"In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can." -Nikos Kazantzakis
Just like the first step of any journey is the most important, I believe that faith in yourself is just as important to the success of whatever it is that you set out to accomplish. If you believe that you can succeed you will be far more likely to persevere when times get tough. Even more importantly, you will take that first step if you think that you make it to the finish line.
I have personally struggled with believing in myself in the past. As a matter of fact it is something I still struggle with. I'll give you an example. A few weeks ago my husband and I decided that we were going to remodel our powder room. While we were on our way home from Home Depot, my husband tells me that he will lay the new tiles and he will tell me the measurements and I will cut the tiles using the wet saw. Immediately, I thought, "I can't do that, I've never used a wet saw before. What if I mess up?" The fact that my husband had enough faith in me to entrust me with cutting the tile we just bought and operating the wet saw we just rented made me feel more comfortable. However, it was not until I convinced myself that I could do it that I was able to do it.
The fact is, there is a first time for everything. You never know what you are capable of until you try. My belief is that you are capable of whatever you believe you are capable of.