Do you believe in yourself? Do you have confidence in your abilities? Do you believe you can navigate through this crazy time period?
Maybe you have a dream of something you want to do…or something you want to become, but you are just not sure if you have it in you to pull it off. And in the midst of these crazy and unpredictable days you are questioning yourself now more than ever.
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No matter what you are facing, how difficult the task may be, or the obstacles you have to overcome, you must have faith that you are able and capable of handling anything and everything life throws at you.
No matter what dream you have inside, how crazy it may seem to other people, how challenging your situation is, you must believe that it’s possible for you!
Here are 5 powerful reasons why you should believe in yourself:
1. You’ve already beaten the odds!
The probability of you being born is 1 in 400 trillion! Did you get that? 1 in 400 TRILLION!! You’ve already beaten the odds just by making it into this world, so why stop now?
You need to understand that you are hard-wired for success. Don’t be one who allows the difficulties of life, and the doubts that flood your mind to suppress your courage and ability to overcome.
You were born with natural survival instincts. Instincts to not just survive but thrive. Your brain and nervous system were designed to do incredible things.
The truth is, you are capable for so much more than you think you are.
I see it often in athletics. My players think they are giving everything they’ve got. Much of the time there is another gear that hasn’t kicked in yet. I have to teach them they are capable of more.
There is more inside of them that needs to come out; and there is more inside of you!
You are capable of so much more, and if you are like a lot of people I meet, you are selling yourself short about what’s actually possible for your life.
You were born as a champion. You were born to overcome. You already beat the odds to get here, so keep going! YOU are the ONE in 400 trillion!
2. You’ve done it before, you’ll do it again.
There have been hurdles in your past that you’ve gotten over. You would not be where you are today, wherever that may be, if you were not able to overcome some obstacles.
The problem with overcoming obstacles is that when the adversity passes we quickly forget how challenging it was, and how discouraged we once were.
The current mountain you are facing may be casting a huge shadow of doubt about whether you can scale it or not. Stop for a minute and remember…even make a written list of all the previous mountains you’ve overcome.
Don’t allow your current mountain to conquer you. Just like previous mountains in your past, you will conquer this one too.
After a recent speaking engagement I was talking with an individual who was feeling very defeated, and I discovered he was only focusing on the negative in his life. He was haunted by his past failures, and couldn’t get over all the times he messed up. As we talked, I tried to get him to focus on the successes of his past, instead of dwelling on the defeats.
What about you? Do you tend to focus more on your past defeats rather than your successes?
It’s important that you remember your victories because there will be a time when you need to draw on those successes. When you are facing self doubt, remind yourself of all the times you’ve already overcome!
3. You’re not alone
We all have limiting beliefs. Every person on the planet has had times when they experience self-doubt, and question themselves.
The successful people have their doubts and fears….and keep going anyway!
It’s not a matter of getting rid of your doubts and fears; it’s the ability to move ahead in spite of them. When faced with difficulty and uncertainty you have two emotions: FEAR and COURAGE. It’s not that there will be an absent of one, and a presence of the other; they are both there.
You have to decide which one you will choose.
The more courageous acts you take, the more courage you will naturally have. The more you risk and succeed, the more confidence you will gain.
You have to be willing to put yourself out there. Just go for it! If it doesn’t work, so what? You just learn from your mistakes, and keep going.
Someone once said, “Success is easy. You just keep failing until you get it right.”
You should believe in yourself, in your dream, in your purpose, in your abilities because everyone has to start somewhere, and everyone has obstacles to overcome. You are not alone. You are not the first one to feel the way you do.
4. You have unique talents and gifts
You should believe in yourself because you’ve been given unique talents, gifts, and abilities.
You were born for a purpose, and only YOU can fulfill that unique purpose. Believe in yourself, and do the things you were born to do because you are equipped to do them.
Don’t allow the obstacles, the naysayers, and difficulties to keep you from using your talents. You can conquer the mountain of self-doubt that’s staring you in the face if you begin to take action, engaging your talents, gifts, and strengths.
The more you do what you’re good at, the more victories will come your way, and the more your confidence will grow. Your greatest talent is much more powerful than your greatest fear. You’ve got this!
5. People are counting on you.
There are people who are counting on you to come through. The world is waiting for you to show them what gifts and contributions you are going to bring.
Don’t let fear and doubt rob them of what they need from you! The purpose of your life goes beyond you. Your influence goes much farther than you think, and there are people who need what you have to give them.
Of course those close to you, your family and friends are depending on you. But there are also those people that your life will touch down the road that you don’t even know yet. But if you give in to your doubts, you are preventing yourself from becoming the person you are intended to become, which will lead to someone missing out on being touched by you.
There are people depending on you, so make sure you believe in yourself, believe in your purpose, in your dream, and make a difference in the world!
“If we did all the things we are capable of doing we
would literally astound ourselves.”
“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.”
“Believe you can, and you are half way there.”
“Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend
that you do and, at some point, you will.”
“If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride and never quite, you’ll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards.”