“Our way of thinking creates good or bad outcomes.”
I often refer to the importance of self belief. How many things have you not done or tried because you lacked belief in yourself?
The good thing is, our level of self belief is not set in stone; not unalterable. One of the first steps to improving our self belief is to re-examine and discard many of the limiting ideas we have about our self. The ideas that we have somehow collected. ‘I’m not the kind of person who could…’
When you start to doubt your self, listen for a moment to that little negative inner voice. Whose voice is it really? One thing’s for sure; that little inner self-critical voice was not yours originally. Tell yourself: ‘This is not my true voice.’ Then start to challenge it and begin to prove it wrong.
If we just focus on what is wrong about ourselves rather than what is right, we miss opportunities for self-belief. We all have things we need to improve about ourselves, but just focusing on perceived weaknesses is demoralising. We need to keep taking steps to improve ourselves, but also remember our strengths as well.
Self belief comes not just by trying to convince our self we can do stuff, but by also developing the vision. See yourself relaxing socially, starting that business, writing that book, or whatever it is you need to believe you can do or be.
Remember, whether you think you can or you think you can’t – you are right.
“The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.”
C. JoyBell C.