Believe in Yourself
Updated: Jan 24
"To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when no one else will."
- Sugar Ray Robinson
Believe in yourself, it all starts with you. You could be surrounded by friends and family who love, support and believe in you. Which is excellent, and I hope you do have an incredible support system. However, it won't mean anything unless you believe in yourself. Others cannot do it for you. Your friends and family will not change your life into what you imagine your dream life to be. Only you can create your dream life by believing you can.
The majority of us don't have the perfect support system. Perhaps, others don't share your vision for yourself. Maybe they think it is "out of reach" for you, or plain don't think you can do it. The nay-sayers say things like, "that's silly; why would you want to do that." People who hold you down instead of lift you up have low self-esteem themselves. They are the grown-up bullies of our adult lives. Why would you want to listen to them? You are doing big things!
When we face doing big things in our lives, we can feel overwhelmed and less than able. We can be intimidated and discouraged by the task ahead. This feeling is entirely reasonable.
This is the little monster of self-doubt whispering in our ear. There are ways to overcome self-doubt.
We have all had many, many times in our lives when we feel as if we are not enough. My favorite childhood story is The Little Train That Could. The little train was at the bottom of a large hill. Looking up the daunting task ahead of him, he felt discouraged, as if he was not capable of carrying the heavy load to the top of the hill. After all, the Little Train was not as big and as strong as the other trains. The Little Train began positive self-talk, "I think I can. I think I can. I think I can." He started to move up the hill. When it became difficult he kept repeating to himself, "I think I can. I think I can." He reached the top of the hill and shouted, "I did it! I did it!"
Think of yourself as the Little Train that COULD. You can achieve anything if you BELIEVE you can. Belief is a magical power we all have within us that allows us to do great things. Humankind have sailed across the oceans and been to the moon because someone believed they could. They have built pyramids, skyscrapers and even flown with the birds because someone believed they could. Anything, literally anything is possible if you believe it can be.
Look to the past successes you have had, as proof to yourself that you CAN do big things. Think of a time when you set a goal and reached it. Reflect on times when in your life when you didn't listen to outside voices bust trusted in your own voice. Think of a time when your abilities and natural gifts shined.
Trust yourself! Believe in your abilities to shape your life into the perfect reality for you. The stronger you believe in yourself, the more you will achieve your goals. The more targets you hit, the more confident you will be, which will ripple into other aspects of your life. Successful people know they can do anything. Because they believe in themselves they are confident.
Believe with your entire being in yourself! Belief is the key ingredient to starting the life you see for yourself.