Self-belief is vital. It’s the next step to be successful. How many things have you not done or tried because you lacked belief in yourself?
Many fail to believe in themselves because others didn’t . Let me give you some tips to help you out with this issue.
- Remember self-belief is learnable
One of the first steps is to re-examine and discard many of the limiting ideas you have about yourself; ideas that you’ve somehow collected along the way.
- Deal with the inner negative voice
When you start to doubt yourself listen, for a moment, to that little negative inner voice. Whose voice is it really?
- Flip a weakness into a strength
Dumbo, our cartoon quadruped, was humiliated by his outsize ears. He hated them at first. But, through time, he came to use them, to fulfil his destiny even, by changing his attitude.
If we just focus on what is not right about ourselves rather than what is, then we miss opportunities for self-belief. We shouldn’t assume there’s nothing to improve about ourselves, but just focusing on your good points. Don’t focus in what you don’t have, rather in what you have.
- Be your own motivational coach
- Create a powerful vision of yourself
Self-belief comes not just by trying to convince yourself you can do stuff. True self-belief actually comes from developing the vision that you can start that business, write that book, or whatever it is you need to believe you can do or be.Get into the habit of sitting down, closing your eyes, and watching yourself behaving decisively, calmly, and strongly. This powerful visualization exercise means you can learn from yourself how to be confident, have self-belief, and behave in ways which maximize chances of success.
Remember: YOU WILL GO, UP TO WHERE YOU BELIEVE.
Meditate on the picture of this post: The way you see yourself, is actually what you are.