Being able to believe in yourself will help you get over your fears and open endless possibilities in your life. Although it may seem like a fairly easy thing to do, believing in yourself can be quite hard especially in today’s modern age. Being able to trust yourself is quite a powerful trait that can be useful for many areas of your life such as confidence.
- Accept your past and present:
A big part of believing in yourself is accepting your past. The fact of the matter is that your past should play a very small role in your future. This also has to do with you doing things you have done before. If you have already done something great, what stops you from doing the same thing again. Your past should be guidance into the future, but it should not dictate it. Learn from your past, and act in the now.
The power of visualization is that it allows you to perceive things before they happen. Just by adding more visualization into your daily routine, it can be while meditating, while driving, eating, working out or just in your spare time, you can notice a lot of things that can need work. In addition to that, visualization allows you to get practice so you don’t get shocked when you actually do the things you want to do. An easy example of how this is useful in real life is with giving a speech, a speaker will benefit from visualizing giving a speech in front of a mirror and acting exactly the same way they would have if they were in center stage.
- Chase away negativity:
It’s so easy to let negativity rule your reality in today’s world. You have to be very selective of what you watch, listen to, and who you talk to because it can easily dictate your mood for the day. An example of this with music, if you listen to some slow depressing music talking about failures, heartbreak, tragedy or contempt, your mood will likely be subject to what you listen to. If you wake up to nagging, complaining, and fighting, you will likely have a bad attitude throughout the day which can affect your feelings and decisions. Be very careful and selective of what you watch and who you talk to especially at the beginning of the day because it will affect you.
- Focus on what you can do:
When achieving a goal, it’s easy to judge yourself on why you can’t do certain things. Although this attitude keeps you humble and hungry for learning, it’s not the right way to go when it comes to creating an attitude that helps you become more confident. Focus on the things you are good at and perfect them, this practice will help you believe in yourself when it comes to certain areas of your life while you work on your other lagging areas of your life.
- Challenge yourself often:
Just like our muscles and tendons, our brains can develop and grow stronger. If you are in a state of atrophy where you don’t move or practice physical activity, your muscles will shrink and weaken. The same goes for your confidence and self-belief. If you constantly challenge yourself to do things you have never done before and exceed your expectations, your mind will subconsciously become more aware of your ability to do the things you want to do. If you stay in the same comfort zone bubble every day with the same ideas, same routine, same people, and same results, you are likely to either stagnate or shrink.