5 Reasons You Need to Believe in Yourself
Since starting my own business, I have done a lot of self development. Like, a lot.
Books, Audiobooks, Live Events – I’ve thrown myself at anything & everything to keep my brain focused and positive! People are quick to beat you up (mentally), and bring you down – so don’t do it to yourself too.
Self Development is something I think should be taught in school… but that’s a rant for another day.
Half the battle of any goal you’re working towards, is what you tell yourself (which in turn becomes what you believe about yourself). We’ve all done it…
‘I’m always broke’, ‘I fail at everything I do’, ‘There’s no point in me even trying’. STOP.
The reason you’re broke, failing and quitting, is because you’ve beat yourself up so bad, your brain has given up the fight. It’s time to make a change.
- IF YOU DON’T, NO ONE ELSE WILL
Ok maybe a little extreme, but if you don’t believe in yourself, how can you expect others to believe in you. Walk the walk. Believe you can do whatever you put your mind to. People can’t give you confidence, you have to give it to yourself. At first, you might feel like you’re lying to yourself, but you HAVE to trick your brain (to begin with). YOU BELIEVE IN YOU. After a while, you’re not acting, you’re the confident new you.
- YOU CAN DO THE THING
We’ve all got big goals & dreams, things that seem so out of reach they appear almost impossible. To be mortgage free? To quit that job you hate, and start up your own business? To buy a yacht? To be a millionaire? Whatever it is, YOU CAN DO IT. Don’t let these thoughts flit in and out of your mind. Focus on your goals, no matter how big they are. Write them down, create a vision board, and of course, the key ingredient… believe in yourself. The only limits you have are the ones you put up for yourself.
- YOU ATTRACT WHAT YOU ARE
You’re a bowl of apples. You go off. Stale and mouldy. What happens to the other apples in your bowl…
The biggest helping hand in your journey to believing in yourself, will be the people you associate with. They say you become the 5 people you spend most time with. So choose wisely. Remember though, it works both ways. If you’re the most negative, self doubting person around, don’t expect to find yourself surrounded by positive, confident people. They’re off somewhere loving life, with others who have a similar mindset. So again, believe in yourself, and you’ll attract the people who believe in you too. What you put out to the universe, is what will be brought to you. It’s like a big ol’ mirror.
- DO IT FOR THE KIDS
You might be a Mum, a Dad, an older brother or sister, a team leader, a manager, a friend… whoever you are I guarantee you, you will have someone looking up to you. Even if it’s someone you’ve never met, who follows you on social media. So, if for whatever reason, you can’t believe in yourself for YOU, do it for THEM. Having confidence in yourself might feel uncomfortable to you, maybe even selfish (it’s not selfish). So if you really, really can’t believe in yourself for you, see it as your duty to set an example for them. When your child stands up in a school show and speaks confidently, that’s YOU. When your team have no fear, and work with conviction, that’s YOU. When your best friend puts her big girl pants on and dumps that no good man, that’s YOU. Believe in yourself for them. Your confidence will give them confidence. Feels good doesn’t it?
- IT FEELS SO DAMN GOOD
I mean, I could probably just end there, but I’ll expand a little.
Imagine waking up every morning, knowing you can achieve what you want to achieve; setting an example to those you love the most, being filled with self love instead of doubt… That little extra spring of confidence in your step will make the world of difference, believe me, but more importantly – believe in yourself.