There are times we see ourselves doubting our capabilities and faintly believing in our abilities. Not to get it wrong, even the most positive minded people still encounter days of doubts. Everyone is vulnerable to encountering self-doubt and disbelief. Therefore, there is a need to constantly reassure yourself when these thoughts play in your mind. Below are some reasons why you MUST always believe in yourself.
- If you don’t believe in yourself, who will?
The way people often treat you is dependent on how you present yourself. Disbelieving in yourself subtly kills your confidence and this reduces the value others will place on you. Irrespective of your level of intelligence, self believe shapes the way people perceive you. Before others can believe you, you have to believe in yourself and believing in yourself starts with believing in yourself. Always remind yourself of your skills and potentials, bearing in mind that you are unique in your own way.
- It springs up possibilities
We always hear people say “Impossibilities only exist in the mind”. This is because, whatsoever you set your mind to do, which is within your means, is achievable. However, you can set and achieve your goals only when you believe in yourself. One of the major step required in making your set goals feasible is dwelling on the foundation of self believe.
- It makes you take action
For every journey required to take in life, you ought to take action. Therefore, taking bold steps with a mindset of positivity can occur only when you believe in yourself. When you take an action, you face your fears and conquer your doubts. And, even if you don’t succeed, you keep trying; having in mind the words of Zig Ziglar, “remember that failure is an event, not a person.” When you do away with self-doubt, you build walls of possibilities which pushes you into taking actions towards achieving your goals.
- It helps you explore
Not believing in yourself automatically creates limitations around you and when you are not open to exploring new ideas and opportunities, you may find it difficult in knowing your strength. Just maybe, you haven’t discovered that hidden potential in you because you haven’t tried something different from the norm. Deciding to try new things and taking up challenges which leads to self-growth can start when you believe in yourself.
- It boosts your confidence and self esteem
You don’t have to achieve all your goals or be where you want before you believe in yourself. Irrespective of your current position, always believe in yourself. When you don’t, it has a way of harming your self-esteem. Stop placing limitations around yourself and always keep a positive mindset, this makes you stand out, and helps you face tough situations. Being confident and highly regarding yourself sharpens your personality.
Written by Marvellous Eze