Belief in yourself is the most crucial ingredient to success and achieving your goals in life. When you come across the toughest obstacles life has to throw at you, it supplies you with the level of perseverance needed to overcome. So this week take time to reflect on the level of faith you have in yourself.
Take inventory of any self-limiting beliefs you may have and investigate their origin. Many doubts come from negative outside influences like people or the media and they speak no truth to who you really are as a person. Cast the negativity to the side and stay in touch with your inner strength.
If your doubts come from within, begin to substitute them with empowering beliefs that will help you move to a new state of mind where anything is possible. As a wise man once reflected, “There were all kinds of things I was afraid of at first, but by acting as if I was not afraid, I gradually ceased to be afraid.” When you have faith in yourself, a mysterious force begins turning its wheels. Pathways open up to you and problems begin to be solved because you have the ability to move boldly with action. You CAN do it if you BELIEVE you can do it. The key is to be true to yourself, to be true to the very best that is in you, and to live your life consistent with your highest values and aspirations. This is the only way to truly learn how to believe in yourself.
Everything you have in your life is a result of your belief in yourself and the belief that it’s possible. Here are the four most important steps to learning how to believe in yourself. Practice them and you’ll be amazed at the results:
Believe it’s possible. Believe that you can do it regardless of what anyone says or where you are in life.
Visualize it. Think about exactly what your life would look like if you had already achieved your dream.
Act as if. Always act in a way that is consistent with where you want to go.
Take action towards your goals. Do not let fear stop you, nothing happens in life until you take action.
We encourage you to never compromise your integrity by trying to be or say or feel something that is not true for you.
And – more importantly – never compromise your potential to grow due to self-limiting doubts. Instead, embrace your confidence and believe in yourself because you really can do anything you put your mind to.