11 Things To Start Believing About Yourself

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1. You can do more than you think you can. The biggest limiting factor in your life is yourself. Henry Ford said, “whether you think you can do something or think you can’t you’re right.” Stop selling yourself short. Read As A Man Thinketh

2. You have the power to control your own happiness.  You may not be able to control the things that happen to you but you can certainly control how you react to them. Just because something doesn’t happen exactly the way you planned doesn’t mean that it still won’t work out. According to Abraham Lincoln, “People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

3. You can make a difference right where you are. You affect more lives than you think. Just offering a simple smile or word of encouragement can make someone’s day. Do you remember the last time someone gave you an encouraging word? Instantly made you feel good didn’t it? How about something someone said hurtful years ago? You can probably still remember negative comments from childhood. “Death and Life are in the Power of the Tongue” – Proverbs 18:21. Why don’t you be that person that gives life by seeking out the good in others and make their day…or life. You may never know just how much impact you might have on someone else.

4. You have a purpose. If you woke up today and you still have breath in your lungs then you still have things you need to do. You were born for a reason and not by chance. Don’t get too obsessed with figuring out what specific purpose it is though. You may never know. Remember life is a journey filled with thousands of turns, road blocks, and detours. It is not a destination. Just live each day with purpose and intentionality doing the best with what you have right where you are and you WILL make a difference.

5. You are unique and beautiful. Yes, you too men. Think about this…there are 7 billion people on this planet and not one of them is like you. There has never been anyone exactly like you and there will never be either. Just by acknowledging this you will begin to understand just how valuable you really are. You are an original…don’t die a copy.

6. You can change your circumstances any time you want. It won’t be easy and It won’t always be immediate but each and every decision you make will either keep you where you are or move you in a new direction. If you are not satisfied with your position in life…then change it. Develop a plan and take some sort of action every day that will move you closer to your goal. Read “The Power of One Thing: How to Intentionally Change your life.

7. It is never too late to become who you might have been. I often hear people say they wished they would have done this or that. They say things like… they are too old to go back to school or change careers. Not true. Think about this…let’s say whatever it is will take you 3, 6, or even 10 years. Well do you plan to be alive in 3,6, or 10 years from now? If so would you rather be where you want to be or would you rather be in the same position you are today? You see that time that you think will take too long for whatever it is…it’s going to go by anyway whether you do anything about it or not. This is life changing once you really grasp that. Read 9 Things You Simply Must Do To Succeed in Love and Life.

8. Your past does not determine your future. Yesterday is gone. Stop living in the past. Whatever happened last year or 5 years ago is over. Each day is a new life. Seize it, live it, make the most of it. It doesn’t matter what you did or didn’t do in the past. Choose TODAY what you are going to do and who you are going to be. “Your past does not define you, the present does.” – Jillian Michaels

9. You don’t have to let other people make you miserable. Stop worrying about what other people are doing, saying, and thinking about you. Once you get set free from this you will never be the same. Take personal responsibility for your own actions and your own choices. If other people don’t agree with you or go against you…so what. Stand up for what you believe in. Make the right choices and carry on.

10. You can heal from past hurts and move on. Everyone has painful memories, things that they would rather not think about. There may be whole periods of your life, or single instances that you would rather forget. It’s easy to say that the past can be healed, but harder to believe when hurts run deep. Make the decision to look the pain in the face and deal with it instead of letting it overwhelm you. Little by little you will begin to heal. Read Healing The Past – A Proven Technique That Works

11. The only thing that matters is what you believe about yourself. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt. Remember that you are stronger than you feel. You have what it takes. You are enough. Don’t get in the way of yourself. “Make the most of yourself for that is all there is of you.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. Start rehearsing the times when you felt confident. Even the tiniest successes count. Replay the highlights, the shining moments, the fleeting glimpses of your potential. Use these to remind yourself of the greater possibilities that might exist, especially during tough times.

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