“Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going.” – Chantal Sutherland
To live a life of high achievement, you must fully believe in yourself and your ability.
Find me an extremely successful person who doesn’t greatly believe in themselves. It’s not going to happen. Steve Jobs, Martin Luther King, Jr., Michael Jordan, Elon Musk and Mark Cuban are just a few highly successful individuals who benefited greatly from this confidence. However, it’s not their levels of success that I want to talk about. It’s their willingness to get up again and again when they failed or experienced a setback while in pursuit of creating the life of their dreams.
We are all unique. Regardless of who you were born or grew up around, the fact is, there is no one else like you. When you start living in this truth, you’ll stop comparing yourself to others and diminishing your uniqueness. When you fail over and over at something that seems easy to others, it’s nearly impossible to believe in yourself. Struggling with confidence, you tend to focus on things you can’t do. That’s because you feel weaknesses more keenly. They are painfully highlighted in your mind, symbols of shame, weakness, and failure. The good news is that everyone has weaknesses — and strengths.
You need to determine how to identify your strengths, so that you can get the most mileage out of them. It is interesting that we expect people to believe in us when we don’t believe in ourselves. Observe your thoughts and words about yourself. Break up with your inner critic. Become your biggest fan! You can boost your self-confidence, which is the core of starting to believe in yourself. Strong Self-Confidence arises from a progression of underlying factors. It originates from a core knowledge that your worth does not depend on doing worthwhile things. You are worthy from within—despite flaws, weaknesses and limitations. Self-Confidence approached from the outside-in — based wholly on goals, accomplishments and external validation — will not work.
Belief in yourself opens the doors of opportunity to your dreams and aspirations. It allows you to live your truth and be your best self. You are an important and integral part of life as much as anyone and anything else. You have a purpose! When you believe in yourself, the ability to follow your passions and live your purpose is available. You are allowing good things to come to you, and your belief in yourself allows you to act on those opportunities.
Know that You have this whole life to experiment with who you are. It’s your life and you don’t need to live it to anyone’s expectations but your own. If you want a different life, make it yourself. The magic of life and conquering anything putting you down or back happens by simply believing it’s possible to do the impossible. Your belief in possibility is necessary to the work, the experimentation, and the consistency needed to change your life and other people’s lives.
Thank you for being part of my journey. I’m looking forward to hearing your comments.