If you want to achieve anything worthwhile in life, you need to believe in yourself. Not just here and there, or when you feel like it, but always. When you make the decision to believe in yourself consistently, you open up opportunities for love, success, joy, peace, abundance, and life fulfillment that you simply won’t experience if you cling to self-doubt.
What does “always believe in yourself” even mean?
Believing in yourself isn’t some vain, arrogant thing. It’s not about bragging or thinking less of others. It’s about believing in your inherent self-worth and recognizing that you have everything you need to create a life you love.
When you believe in yourself, you feel free to be authentic and let your true self be seen. No more hiding behind who you think you should be; you are comfortable expressing who you truly are.
Believing in yourself is an expression of deep faith. It says you’re willing to take risks and try new things because — even if you might be a little nervous about what’s going to happen — because ultimately you trust that you can handle anything that comes your way. You aren’t overly worried about failing or make a mistake, as you know these are merely lessons that help you elevate the quality of your life.
Always believing in yourself doesn’t mean you’re always right
You can believe in yourself and still be wrong — believing in yourself doesn’t make you all-knowing, it just means that you believe in your ability to figure things out. You still need to be open to new ideas and understand that you can and will still make mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes; that doesn’t make any of us less worthy in any way.
How can I always believe in myself?
Some people think that once they accomplish this or that, then they’ll be confident. It doesn’t work that way. Believing in yourself begins with a decision to accept yourself no matter what. It’s never about what you do, have, or accomplish; believing in yourself is always about seeing yourself through the eyes of love and self-acceptance.
Radical self-acceptance is the pathway to strong self-belief. Self-acceptance is not the same as believing that you’re all good and have no room to grow. As long as you’re breathing on this earth, you’ll have plenty of room to grow.
Self-acceptance merely means that you accept who you are and acknowledge your personal worth. You can accept yourself and still want to lose weight, get a better job, and have more satisfying relationships, but you understand that these wants in your life don’t diminish your value.
I don’t believe in myself. What should I do?
Many of us are stuck in the habit of self-doubt and low confidence. We tell ourselves things about who we think we are and what we think we’re capable of having in our lives. Our self-limiting beliefs keep us stuck where we don’t want to be. They also lead to a lot of stress and anxiety that we don’t need to experience if we only saw the truth of who we really are.
If you struggle with believing in yourself, you’ve told yourself a lot of lies over the years (others may have told you lies that diminished your self-esteem, too). It’ll take some time to let the truth of who you really are — the fabulous, wonderful, brilliant you — but it can be done. You don’t have to stay stuck.
Adopting self-love habits and learning positive self-talk basics will help you start seeing yourself in a new light. Affirming that you believe in yourself — even if you don’ really buy it yet — can help you transform self-doubt into self-belief. You must be willing to release old thought patterns so that new positive, self-affirming patterns can take hold. When you do this, your life will change in so many wonderful ways.
What happens when you start to believe in yourself?
How we see ourselves determines what we’re willing to do in life. It influences how others see us. It’s the fuel for dreaming big and going after those dreams with unwavering confidence.
When you always believe in yourself, you never short-change yourself. And, you don’t let anyone else’s opinion of you stop you from going after what you want. You see endless opportunities in your life and doors that would have stayed shut before open up for you.
Why is it important to believe in yourself?
Believing in yourself is important because it determines the quality of your life. Without a strong sense of self-belief, you limit yourself in so many ways. You miss opportunities. You stay stuck under the heavy weight of fear when you could be living in joy.
Most people who struggle with believing in themselves struggle with fear. Fear that they’re not good enough. Fear of what others will think of them. Fear that they don’t deserve love, meaningful relationships, fulfilling work, success, and abundance in their lives. Fear that they simply don’t measure up.
Who the hell wants to live their life in constant fear? Not me. And, I’m guessing not you, either!
No matter what you’ve been told or what you’ve believed until today, you are important and you deserve to live the life you’ve been dreaming about. To do that, you must always believe in yourself.
How believing in yourself changes your life
When you always believe in yourself, you live in absolute certainty that you have what it takes to handle every aspect of your life — the ups the downs and the in-betweens — and come out wiser, stronger, happier, and more fulfilled. Believing in yourself gives fuel to your dreams.
The world around you may tell you that self-doubt marks sense, but self-doubt never leads to a magnificent life. Only self-belief will do that.
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