Believe in Yourself, Even When it Feels Like No One Else Does
When it comes to making a fresh start, sometimes you’ve got to believe in yourself even when no one else does. If you’re used to processing everything, you do with others or looking outward for acceptance, believing in yourself may feel strange.
No One Else Walks in Your Shoes
The warning that we should walk a mile in someone else’s shoes is designed to get us thinking about our judgments about others and why they do what they do. No one else walks in your boots or knows you better than yourself. Everyone uses filters when observing other people. Sometimes their filters are accurate, but mostly they aren’t. That’s why believing in yourself is essential since you have all the information about why you want or need a fresh start.
Confident People Act Despite Fear
It may seem like other people live in a bubble where nothing wrong happens to them. That other people can take risks and get a fresh start unscathed. Most likely, that’s not true. Having the confidence for a fresh start is less about being fearless and more about fearing less. It’s about doing things even when we are afraid or those around us predict bad things will happen. Sometimes a fresh start requires walking into the unknown.
You’ll Learn from Experience
Here’s the thing. Even if you make the wrong choice, it’s yours to make. Aside from options directly hurting others, trying and failing is okay. To give yourself a fresh start and see where things go. It’s okay to say goodbye to something…or someone in hopes a fresh start will be better in the long run. Life in an experiential way always trumps living by other people’s ideas of what you should do.
It’s Great When You Win
Making changes and reaching goals despite the naysayers is highly gratifying. Perhaps they didn’t believe in you initially, but your fresh start may inspire others to do the same. Winning against the odds or the advice of others builds incredible confidence and makes it easier every time you decide to make changes. Knowing you accomplished something others thought you couldn’t is a beautiful feeling everyone should experience.
Believing in yourself is one of the most incredible acts of self-love. Who knows why someone can’t or won’t be supportive, support yourself! No one knows what you are capable of, what you can endure, or what you can accomplish. Believe in yourself, and let those who don’t stand back watch you confidently dive into your fresh start.
Until next time, stay safe, and keep the faith.