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The most important thing you can do is to believe in yourself. You should first and foremost always be your own number 1 supporter. However, I do realize that some people have trouble knowing how to believe in themself.
So many people struggle with self-doubt, not knowing if they are good enough, they are scared to step on faith and try something because they do not believe they can do it, or they may just suffer from self esteem issues and self doubt. If this is you then I want to first let you know that all of that negativity of you not believing in yourself stops today. Because I am going to give you.
How To Believe In Yourself ~ #1 Have a Plan
It can be hard to believe in yourself if you do not know where you want to go in life. Or if you do not have a clearly defined plan of getting there. That is probably why you feel lost because you do not have a road map to your own life. I highly encourage you to read my blog on how to achieve your goals so you can learn how to create a road map to your life.
When coming up with a life plan you need to come up with an actual long-term plan of how you want go about your life goals. The plan can be a year plan, a five-year plan, or even a ten-year plan. Coming up with a plan and writing things down will actually give you more faith in yourself to actually implement the things that you have written.
According to the Huffington Post, you are 42% more likely to achieve your goals and dreams, simply by writing them down on a regular basis. Just the act of writing down your dreams and goals ignites an entirely new dimension of consciousness, ideas, and productivity to the powerhouse that is your subconscious mind. This simple act also opens your subconscious to “seeing” opportunities that simply can’t be observed if you’re tied up with THINKING about your goals.
How To Believe In Yourself ~ #2 Don’t Let Your Situation Or Your Past Define You
The biggest mistake that people make is that they let their current situation or even the situation they were born into define them. They say to themselves:
“ I am from the hood, I will never go anywhere”
“ I am a product of a single mom, so how successful can I be”
“ I had no one to love me, so I cannot…….(fill in the blank)”
“If you don’t think that you deserve anything then you won’t get anything. “
Everyone has their own burdens to bear and everyone has some situation that can hold them back if they allow themselves to believe that. I have struggled and I am a single mom. If that is all I limit myself to thinking that “all single moms struggle” then I would never believe that can be and do better. I want to give you an excerpt from my single mom’s devotional. Click here to buy.
- “So often, when people look at me, they do not think that my past would consist of so much drama. I am now this woman with three degrees, who looks put together and composed; who would have thought her past consisted of so much… rachetness, for a lack of a better word?
- I tell you this, because I want you to know that the past does not define your present or your future.” (You can also click here to get the first chapter free).
To believe in yourself is to understand that once you wrap your head around understanding that whatever happened to you or even however you struggled does not determine what you can and cannot do. Then you will start to believe that you can do a lot. The last thing you want is to think that because you were born into a certain situation you can do nothing. Because then you will become what you think.
Also, check out my video below on how to turn the pain from your past and transform it. And don’t forget to subscribe to my channel by clicking here.
How To Believe In Yourself ~ #3 Don’t Be Afraid To Live Your Truth
When I first got into this whole blogging thing a lot of people that were in my family thought it was weird. I had degrees (3 to be exact). They asked me why did I want to be a blogger? Why could I just not be happy working a regular 9-5 job like normal people with a 401k and a pension?
It could have been so easy for me to listen to them and settle into something that was “normal” but still feeling like I was meant to do something more and something different. When I was not living up to my own truth, I imagined that when I died God would show me all the things that He had planned for my life that I did not achieve because I was too busy thinking that I can’t or listening to other people. When it is not their life it is mine and I had to do what made me happy. No matter what anyone else thought of it.
How To Believe In Yourself Case In Point: Steve Harvey
That is when I read the Steve Harvey Book “Act Like A Success Think Like A Success (click here to buy). If you are not familiar with Steve Harvey’s history he used to work at the Ford Motor Company. And he quit his job to do comedy. Everyone around him thought that was a stupid decision and a mistake.
Who would quit a good job to live out a pipe dream that may or may not come true? And one to practice comedy no less? Well, he did. And because he believes that he could he is now living an extraordinary. A life in which he feels fulfilled as opposed to just a mediocre one that he was not happy in just because it was what everyone else wants him to do. Live your truth and do not be afraid to step outside of the box. God gave you the dream and not them.
How To Believe In Yourself ~ #4 Rid Yourself of Negative People
It can be really hard to believe yourself if you are surrounded by a lot of people telling you that you can’t and is always feeding negativity in you. I want to tell you a story about how other’s people negativity can be passed on to you. Take the story of Jesus and he was trying to bring a dead girl back to life.
When Jesus entered the synagogue leader’s house and saw the noisy crowd and people playing pipes, he said, “Go away. The girl is not dead but asleep.” But they laughed at him. After the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took the girl by the hand, and she got up. Matthew 9: 23-16
Jesus had to send these people out because them mocking him was actually stopping Him from performing a miracle. So understand if your friends are really frenemies, then you need to let them go. Because their negativity could be being passed on to you and holding you back from actually having faith in yourself.
If you cannot see your own potential and believe in yourself, then no one else will. And even when you see your own potential there are still times when people still won’t believe in you. And that is when you believing in yourself is the most important thing you can do. Also, check out my video below on how to rid yourself of negative people.
How To Believe In Yourself ~ Case in Point: The Way I See It
The way I see it is that you can get on my bandwagon or get off of it. Either way, my bandwagon is going to leave and get to its destination with or without you. Yeah, it may be harder to get to the destination with one person on the bandwagon, but I am still going to make it. Some people have chosen not to get on my bandwagon or try to set my bandwagon on fire to keep it from going where it needs to go.
But my bandwagon keeps going even if it is burned, beat up, even if I have to drag it there myself and even if no one else is on it. In case you’re confused about what I am talking about. It’s a metaphor. It means that on your way to your goals, people will not support you, try to stop you, lie on you, or not believe in you. And even though you maybe get beaten down along the way, you still have to keep moving toward your goal regardless of other people. Also, check out my video below on what to do when people don’t believe in you.
How To Believe In Yourself ~ #5 Speak Life Over Death
So often we complain, develop a negative attitude, and from that negative attitude, you start saying negative things out of your mouth. And with negative talk comes negative consequences for yourself. When things start to get bad; we first start to think of how bad things are, then we start to complain about how bad things are, and then before we know it, complaining is all that we do and soon the complaining is what consumes us. You can speak death against your own progress, by simply saying you CAN’T do something. Saying things like “ I can’t get a better job, I can’t make more money, I will never (fill in the blank)”
All of these things are examples of speaking death into your situation. And the reason why we call it speaking death is that your words are actually preventing something from coming to pass. If we know that words have power and the tongue can bring death and you reap the consequences of that, imagine if you were to speak life how much consequence you can reap.
When you speak negatively to yourself and say that something cannot happen, it cannot happen to you, or you are not good enough, you are putting limits on what can be done for you. The way that you overcome is that you choose to speak something into existence. That means that you talk about your goals as if they are going to come true and do not think negatively about your situation. Also, check out my video below on how complaining is blocking your blessing.
Ways that you can speak things into existence includes the following:
- Speak as if your goals are already happening and they are coming true.
- Do not speak negatively into your situation.
- Do affirmation each morning saying how successful you are and how you are prospering in your goals. (Also check out my blog on how to speak life)
- Also, consider checking out my Christian Manefetation Guide that has 29 affirmations that will help you speak life to yourself. Click here.
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