Believing in one’s self is so important to one’s mental health.
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
—John F. Kennedy
As I write this blog today I remind myself of all the ups and downs I’ve gone through in the last five years.
Losing my father to going to jail has made me doubt myself, but self-motivation and believing in myself has made me become a better person.
I’ve become a Marketing Director and now have three staff under me, something that I wouldn’t have gotten without the help of my employer, but most importantly it was because I stood back and said I CAN DO THIS.
Learning how to believe in yourself will open up endless possibilities in your life. At times you may find this difficult to do. The truth is that we’ve been conditioned throughout our lives to doubt ourselves. We must retrain ourselves to get rid of our fears and self-doubt in order to build self-esteem and self-confidence.
Everything you have in your life is a result of your belief in yourself and the belief that it’s possible. Here are the four most important steps to learning how to believe in yourself. Practice them and you’ll be amazed at the results:
- Believe it’s possible. Believe that you can do it regardless of what anyone says or where you are in life.
- Visualize it. Think about exactly what your life would look like if you had already achieved your dream.
- Act as if. Always act in a way that is consistent with where you want to go.
- Take action towards your goals. Do not let fear stop you, nothing happens in life until you take action.