Believing You Can

The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.”

J.M. Barrie

Self confidence refers to the assuredness in our own worth, abilities and power, regardless of the situation we are in. Someone who is self confident has a strong sense of belief and certainty in themselves. They exudes calmness, composure and is self-aware.

Where as people with low self-confidence tend to have a negative effect on people around them. Their limiting mindsets and behaviors make them feel ‘heavy’ and a ‘drag’ to be around.

The only prerequisite for self confidence is a sense of self belief.

Whenever you do not feel self-confident – ask yourself: Where is this uncertainty coming from? What am I attaching my self-worth to? These can be related to;

Attributes such as level of attractiveness, popularity, grace, drive

Material possessions such as the amount of wealth you own, car, property, luxury brands, and so on

Status symbols such as your academic qualifications, your achievements, your job title

Incidents of success such as winning in a game, situations where you emerge victorious.

When you become aware of what you are linking your worth to, begin to release yourself of the limiting belief that you can only feel worthy or confident in the face of certain prerequisites. Remembering the words of John Eliot; “Confidence is a resolute state of mind by which you believe nothing is impossible.”

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”

Theodore Roosevelt


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