#Blogfest 2:0, Day 5 – #30DaysCountDownTo2016
Whether you call it self-esteem, self-confidence or self-assurance, it is a deep seated belief that you have what it takes – the abilities, resources, talents and skills to create what it is that you want.
Believing in yourself is a choice; In fact, it is an attitude you develop over time. Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.
Why is it so important to believe in yourself? It is because it be lucky enough to have people who believe in you and encourage you but if you don’t believe in yourself dear, nothing will work. A sense of inferiority and inadequacy will always interfere with the attainment of your hopes. Its time to quit blaming others and take 100% responsibility of your life. It is your responsibility to take charge of your own self concepts and beliefs.
The biggest difference I’ve noticed between successful and unsuccessful people isn’t intelligence or opportunity or resources. Its the belief that they can make their goals happen. We all deal with vulnerability, uncertainty and failure so even if you fall, pick yourself up and don’t stop believing in yourself.
One of the first methods of learning how to believe in yourself is learning to take a close look at yourself and being able to identify the potential that you have and exploit more on your strengths. Many individuals experience negative situations throughout their lives that may lead them to believe that they pose no value to themselves or to others. No matter what you or anyone else thinks, you weren’t an accident, you weren’t mass produced, you were uniquely designed and positioned on thed and positioned on the Earth by the Father for a purpose.
Also, never be afraid of failing. Instead fail forward. Only those who dare to fail greatly will ever achieve greatly so if you fall down 7 times, get up 8 times and keep going.
We’ve just gotta believe. That’s what makes us winners. We also have to give up negative phrases like “I can’t” and all of its cousins such as “I wish I were able to” all of which can actually dis-empower you. Your brain is designed to solve any problem and reach any goal that you give it. Don’t waste your life believing you can’t.
If a college dropout can become a billionaire, a dyslexic student who failed three grades can become a best selling author, then you too can accomplish anything if you believe its possible.
To cure ourselves from this “I can’t” malady, we can follow this affirmation from the Bible in Phiillipians 4:13 which says “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me “. Think of it this way, if you assume in favour of yourself and act as if its possible, then you’ll do the things that are necessary to bring about the result. It becomes a self- fulfilling prophecy.
So darling, you can do anything you put your heart into. You can prospect more, go back to school, pursue your dreams, get that dream job and so on, Just believe! Believe in Yourself.
Remember Self Confidence… The way forward!
Written by Jesuloba Owoeye