Believe in yourself and the rest will follow. Everybody knows that if you want to succeed in life, you have to first believe in yourself and your abilities to achieve anything you set your mind to. But unfortunately a lot of people lose faith in themselves when they encounter a mistake, setback, fear or failure.
Learning to believe in yourself however, will open up endless possibilities in life. While it can be difficult at times and as a society we have been conditioned to doubt ourselves, it is essential to retrain ourselves, eliminate doubt and fears and build up our self-confidence and self-esteem.
Open the doors of opportunity to make your dreams and goals a reality by believing in yourself. This will allow you to be your best, live your truth, follow your passion and live your true purpose.
Here are our TOP 10 ways to relearn how to believe in yourself.
#1 Reflect on Your Past Successes
If you are full of self-doubt and don’t believe in yourself, think about all your victories from the past. Vividly remembering all your past successes – big and small – will remind you how you absolutely rocked and exceeded your own expectations. Feel that pride and excitement from then and keep in mind that you can do it again if you put your mind to it and believe in yourself. Use your past to your advantage, it gives you the biggest boost to your self-confidence and your ability to believe in yourself again.
#2 Transform Your Self-Talk
The way we talk to ourselves defines who we are as our words are essentially self-fulfilling prophecies. Talk to yourself with love and kindness and give yourself some compliments, you deserve it! For some of us it can be incredibly difficult to love ourselves, because it seems overindulgent and egotistical, but why is so easy to compliment others and why are we so hard on ourselves? Remember, you are the most important person in your life and you deserve some love and appreciation from yourself. Sure, we all have flaws, but recognizing them allows you to improve on them and then you have something else to be proud of. Transform your self-talk and make it more positive, if you can manage that, you will be able to believe in yourself.
#3 Celebrate the Positive
Your attitude determines how you treat yourself as well as others, so try to be as positive as possible, be an optimist and find the good in every situation. Focus on your strengths and what you love about yourself, celebrate your wins and accomplishments and who you are right now. Celebrate the amazing people in your life and be grateful for everything that is positive in your life. If you can cultivate a positive attitude, you give yourself the best chance to start believing in yourself again and you are well on your way to happiness and success.
#4 Accept Where You Are Right Now
Before we can move forward in life, we have to accept where we are right now. Whatever happened in the past is in the past, whether we had to experience a financial downfall or the breakdown of a relationship, we have to come to terms with what our current situation and life is, before we can move on and start building a new life. Accept what is and don’t waste your time and energy on trying to change something that cannot be changed, because this wasted energy will take away from the energy you need to relearn self-belief.
#5 Forgive Yourself
A key point why we lose our faith in ourselves and stop believing in ourselves is because we made a mistake in the past and we failed. The only step forward is to forgive ourselves, like we would anyone else. Remember, we are all human and everybody makes mistakes, so stop beating yourself up over what went wrong. There is no point, because we can’t change the past, all we can do is learn from our mistakes, accept what happened and forgive ourselves so we can move forward and focus on a brighter future with a lot more insight, knowledge and wisdom.
#6 Take on New Challenges
How you feel today is defined by past experiences and events, so make it a point to give yourself new experiences and new challenges that allow you to prove to yourself how much you can achieve. Give yourself the chance to have more wins to look back on that help you to believe in yourself. Even just a small victory can do wonders in relearning to believe in yourself again and grow your self-confidence and personal power.
#7 Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
A major step in relearning how to believe in yourself is to stop comparing yourself to others. There will always be someone who has a bigger house or bigger car, who has more money or who can afford a more luxurious vacation than you do. But it is important to remember that the only things that really matter are your personal goals and dreams. Don’t try to keep up with someone else. They are on a completely different path than you are. If you want to compare yourself to someone, compare yourself to the person you were yesterday and always strive to improve and grow.
#8 Don’t Let Fear Stop You
Fear is nothing but false evidence appearing real. Fear holds you back from believing in yourself more than anything else. Be brave and face your fears. Learn how to manage your fears and meet them head on so you can take control over your life and not let fear control you. Conquer your fears and don’t give them the power to give up on your goals and dreams and always do something that you are afraid of so you can learn how to overcome fears and grow the belief in yourself that you can handle anything.
#9 Keep Learning and Growing
The more you know and understand, the better you are equipped to handle any situation that comes your way and this includes gaining more knowledge and self-awareness about yourself. Explore yourself, investigate who you are, journal, read, take a class, go to a workshop. Find out everything there is to know about how you work and how the world works. The more knowledge you gain and the more experiences you have that give you wisdom about yourself, the more you will be able to believe in yourself.
#10 Keep Moving Forward and Never Look Back
No matter what is going on in your life, no matter what kind of challenges and obstacles you have to overcome, the most important thing is that you keep moving forward, even if it is the tiniest step, it is still a step in the right direction. Sometimes life throws a curveball at you and you have to deal with things that are out of your control. The only thing you can do is to give it your all and do your best. As long as you are doing that, you have the power to believe in yourself and believe that your best is always good enough.
Everything you ever achieved in life is the result of your belief in yourself and the belief that your dreams and goals are possible. Practice the habits and skills necessary and you will be amazed at the results you will get.
BELIEVE IT IS POSSIBLE. VISUALIZE IT. ACT ON IT. ACHIEVE IT.
Joschi & Monika