Do you ever wonder what success looks like to you? When success is being considered it’s always more dependent on who you think you need to hang around or how much money you think you need in your bank account to feel successful?
However, the first step to success is a lot closer to home. It starts with believing in yourself and this may be your most valuable resource. When you believe in yourself first it has a powerful impact on your behavior and experiences. It’s a mindset that gives you motivation and helps you to reach your goals.
You’ve got to start by building up your confidence. When you’re feeling unsure, remind yourself that confidence is a skill you can develop. You might need to fake it sometimes, but gradually you’ll accept and trust yourself more. This is why I like affirmations so much; the repetition and act of affirming helps in this space.
Our focus this week will be on how to build yourself up for actually believing in you so let’s start with the confidence, here are a few tips to help with that:
Review your achievements. It’s easy to forget how far you’ve come. Give yourself credit for your major accomplishments and the incremental progress you make each day.
Set goals. Keep adding to your track record by creating specific and compelling goals for the short and long term. Making an effort is just as important as the end results.
Change your inner dialogue. How do you talk to yourself? Choose words that lift you up and inspire you to try harder.
Continue learning. Maybe you need additional resources and qualifications to pursue your passions. Take courses online, read books, and talk with others about their areas of expertise.
Think positive. Cultivate an attitude of gratitude and hope. Start your day with a smile, and savor small pleasures.
Affirmations of self- belief: I deserve a life of being happy and fulfilled. I will do the necessary work on myself and confidence to start. I have faith in myself. I will focus on continuing to learn. I will think positive thoughts about myself. I will speak kindly to myself.