A situation happened today, which caused me to realize, I have not entirely let go of some limiting beliefs. I am sharing this with you if you have or maybe even now are experiencing the same thing. A friend asked why I had not promoted a program I have worked on in the past.
I explained I needed to update the material, which is true, but then I came up with several other reasons. Amid my tirade, my friend stopped me and asked why I was looking for reasons not to do the program?
I hated to admit to her or myself that I was afraid. I thought I had chased fear away, but it seems fear has been lingering around, looking for a crack in the door to slip back in.
What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
Some of us know what it is that we want from life. Yet many of us do not do anything about it. We do nothing because of sheer doubt and fear that we will fail along the way. So we settle for something more lukewarm, safe, and secure.
In the process, we make up several excuses for delaying or not taking action – from waiting for the right moment to justifying it as a safe choice for now, and waiting for things to fall into place and the resources available first before we act.
Sometimes, we may even have all the right resources we need to do something, but we still do not move closer towards our goals and take any action. Pursuing things that we want in life is partly about action and partly about belief in ourselves.
The most important question is not whether you can do it or not, because you will not know until you try. Anything worth pursuing and achieving in our lives should first have us ask ourselves – do I believe that I can? Believing in ourselves sounds basic, but you will find that not everyone lives at this level.
If you are like many people who need a little push to absolutely believe in yourself, know that you can get out of the shadow of doubt and start believing in yourself. Believe in your abilities, and gain the confidence you need to succeed at anything you deem worthy.
The truth is, it’s not about how big the dream or goal is. Success is more achievable when you know that you can be or do. It does not mean that you must be devoid of any anxiety or fear towards the challenge you are taking on.
But your belief in yourself will be able to see you through all of those natural emotions. The power lies inside your mind.
There are many reasons why you need to believe in yourself, but nothing else could be more sensible than the thought that others will find it hard to believe in you if you don’t. Beyond family and friends who love and believe in us by default, people who do not know us will largely depend on what they see from the outside.
If you radiate positivity and confidence, it will be easy for people to see that and trust what they see in you. But if you send out vibes of anxiety and worry, people will notice this as well and may begin to doubt if you are well and reliable.
From believing in ourselves, in our judgment and abilities, comes a whole slew of positive impact. Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Believe you can, and you are halfway there.”
Believing gets half of the work done; that is how powerful it is. It is the precursor of action. Getting to work and taking action becomes easy by believing in ourselves first of all.
You demonstrate this by the concept of self-efficacy – a person’s belief in their innate capacity for achievement. It is very influential to our psyche, as it can direct our attitude, thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Self-efficacy enables people to achieve things more easily.
Believing in ourselves is a powerful force of its own. From that, you gain self-confidence, which makes success seem relatively easy. All successful people have this one trait in common. It’s easy to see how confidence makes people more successful.
It inspires you to take action, and with joyous anticipation, you are likely to make your goals happen. With such an attitude every time, the sky is the limit, and winning feels very close.
We need to be our own most significant ally and to do that, we need to believe in ourselves. To do great things, building up belief in ourselves, developing self-efficacy, and building self-confidence will push us on the right path. There are helpful ways to believe in yourself more, and I will share that with you tomorrow. Until then, stay safe and keep the faith.
“You can be anything you want to be if you only believe with sufficient conviction and act in accordance with your faith; for whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
– Napoleon Hill