Nurturing Self Belief



“Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.”
Iyanla Vanzant

It is easy to spot the behaviours of people with self confidence but self esteem is more of an internal thought process, fueled by beliefs. Having good self esteem is not an all or nothing fact. For a lot of us, we can vary greatly on the self-assurance spectrum depending on our mood, frame of mind and thoughts about our current circumstances.

Raising your self esteem can begin by a process of eliminating barriers of self doubt. You were born with a sense of worth. Your interpretation of events over the years may have eroded that. Once you remove the obstacles and negative self beliefs you self esteem will sart to bubble up.

What do you like about yourself?…. Look at all areas of your life…..list your strengths and talents.

When you start doubting yourself focus on your thought patterns  that took you there. Did you start second-guessing, assuming or over-thinking a situation? Imagine your best friend going through the same thought process and ended up holding themselves back – what would you say to them?

Learn to catch yourself each time you tell yourself that you ‘‘can’t have”, ”won’t get’‘ or ”aren’t good enough’‘ to achieve what you want. Turn your negative self doubts around by questioning why you are believing this. Look for evidence to prove your thinking wrong.

Take yourself off auto-pilot. Decide what really matters to you. Begin by making a commitment to yourself to grow and improve. Stretch yourself today to do something that you are afraid of trying…..And as your self belief grows you will see yourself move forward with improved self worth and renewed energy.

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”
Norman Vincent Peale





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