Believe in Yourself
We’re taught at a young age that we can do anything we want to do. That we can be anything we want to be. That as long as we believe in ourselves, anything is possible. And at one time, we accepted it as our truth! The innocence of childhood is a magical thing 🤩 Some people hang on to that belief and move forward in their life with this beautiful confidence—just knowing they have the ability to make things happen. Others lose this belief in themselves. Something steals that magic. They move forward thinking they don’t deserve much (or anything) and they miss out on living their best life. I’m here to tell you that if you lost that belief in yourself, you can get it back. It doesn’t matter when or how it happened. All that really matters is that you WANT it back and that you are willing to work like hell to once again make it your truth.
Take a minute and think back. Can you remember the last time you REALLY believed you could do something? If you can, how good did it feel?! If you can’t, think harder. I promise there’s something, even if it’s small. Don’t read on until you have it. Got it? Now, how good did it feel?! I’m willing to bet that MOST of you will go on to say that you made that something happen. If you didn’t, I’ll bet you came close. You really believed in yourself and it felt so wonderful that you naturally worked towards carrying it out. That belief brought you confidence. That confidence brought you hope. And that hope guided your efforts. It’s a chain reaction and let me remind you that YOU are in control of all of it—every emotion, choice, and action that moves it forward or backward.
I’m not telling you anything you haven’t heard before or don’t already know, right? But do you REALLY know? Because let me tell you what, I hear a whole lot of excuses from people on a daily basis. And these excuses basically blame everyone and everything else but themselves. If you don’t like something, change it. Easier said than done, I know. But why? This little thing called FEAR. It’s a real bitch. It can keep you from doing so much . . . and that includes believing in yourself.
Let’s not get too mad at Fear because it does serve an important purpose—to keep you safe. Fear steps in and makes sure you live to see another day. But sometimes it can overstep and keep you from even setting foot outside of your comfort zone. And THAT is when the excuses come in. Excuses are just Fear. (Excuses can also be flat out laziness, but that’s a conversation for another day) So how do we deal with Fear?
⭐️ You must acknowledge it. You’re just fearful of something! Recognition and acceptance must happen in order to move forward.
⭐️ Ask yourself why. Why are you fearful? There is a reason(s) you don’t believe you can do something. Really dig deep and figure it out.
⭐️ Is this Fear rational? Does it make sense when you break it down? Or is it just a good disguise?
⭐️ What is the worst thing that would happen if you let go of the Fear and believed you could do it? If you believed you were awesome? If you believed in yourself at all?
⭐️ What is the best thing that would happen if you let go of the Fear and started to believe? Think of the possibilities!
⭐️ What do you need to let that Fear go and take that first step towards believing in yourself and your abilities? Take an honest inventory and make a list. You owe it to yourself, friend!
It’s time to thank Fear for all it has done so far, but then send it on it’s way. It’s no longer needed for this particular matter. It’s time you take back charge of YOUR life. Stop letting Fear control you and your choices. Trust yourself. You’re AMAZING. You’re capable. You’re strong. You’re resilient. Believe in yourself. Believe you can do it—whatever it is. Let that belief build confidence. Let that confidence bring you hope. Then let that hope drive you. I promise you can do things you never imagined. Just give it a try. What do you have to lose? And better yet, what do you have to gain? If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will. Remember that.