self-confidence or assurance, especially in demanding situations.
To believe means to hold something as an opinion. However, it also means to accept that something is true, especially without proof.
So you have started the year convinced that this is the year you will start dreaming again. This year you will take a chance on yourself even if no one else will! You have decided your goals. Your goals are calling out to you, but you’re stuck. You find yourself retracting. Your goals suddenly seem impossible, and you’re just watching as they slip away. You dared to dream. Now what? Believe!
It’s hard to dream, but it can be even harder at times to believe in yourself. To trust that within you are the skills to complete a particular task. It is important to remember that you are capable of many things. Believe that you are capable of many things, then find out what they are. It’s up to you to find your niche then work on it. Believe that you can do it. Within you is greatness waiting to be discovered. There’s a light within us waiting to shine. Believe that it’s there and that one day you’ll find it.
Believing doesn't erase the possibility of failure.
It’s quite necessary to note that believing in yourself doesn’t erase the possibility of failure. Failure is always a possibility. It can happen when you least expect it and is a natural part of life. However, this shouldn’t stop you from believing in yourself. Believe that you can. Push on none the less. Belief in yourself is about having the courage to try, even with the possibility of failure. Find that courage. Even if you don’t accomplish what you set out to accomplish, that doesn’t mean that you’re a failure. Don’t let your failures define you.
Failures Are lessons
This year we need to start looking at life from a different perspective. Failures are lessons. You developed the courage to believe in yourself. You pushed on with everything you got, then you failed. Often after trying so hard at a task and failing, you begin to give up on yourself. I understand. We have all been there at some point in our lives. It seems that you gave it your all and achieved nothing. You start to think, why should I believe in myself again when this is my reward? Should I continue to look stupid! Should I continue to dig a hole of defeat? I can’t do anything the way I should! All this hard work for so long and I gained nothing! Right? Wrong. You gained a lot. You have to change your perspective to notice.
Choose to look at it differently
Why not flip the coin? Let’s try to find the positives. Maybe you weren’t a driven person before you had this goal that you truly wanted. This goal motivated you to try every day to be one step closer. You may have believed and failed, but you gained a new skill. After all that hard work, you learned to be persistent. You learned something valuable. For every failure, flip the coin.
Sometimes when we don’t achieve our goals, we tell ourselves that we have failed in life. At times we’re so focused on our goals that we don’t recognize all the achievements along the way. We aim for the stars, but we fall in the clouds. We don’t appreciate how close we got to the stars. All we can focus on is the fact that we aren’t where we wanted. Therefore we say we failed. With every step you make, you need to stop and evaluate. You’ll recognize all that you achieved along the way, and sometimes, the clouds are where you’re suppose to be.
Everything in life has valuable lessons. It’s up to you to recognize those lessons then apply them to aspects of your life. For some of us, there will always be a fear of failure. Embrace it! Give yourself an ounce of belief. Tell yourself you’re going on a journey of lessons, then go for it! Let learning be your way of embracing failure. We can’t be successful at everything, but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t try anything. Believe in yourself and be willing to learn.
don't let your belief hinder your growth
It is necessary to take the time to ask, what is my purpose? What is my calling? Sometimes we are so focused on what we believe our calling is that we miss our true calling. We believe in ourselves so much that we keep forcing situations that aren’t right for us. Everyone has a niche. Sometimes the reality is that what you’re pursuing will never blossom the way you wish because it isn’t your niche. That doesn’t mean that you should stop believing in yourself. It means try other things until you find where you should be. Believe in yourself, but take note of the signs around you.
Be careful of the way you believe
Let’s say you’re a carpenter. You make a piece of furniture, and it crashes to the ground. So you tell yourself, I believe that I can make this furniture. You make the furniture again using the same method. It crashes to the ground. You tell yourself, this time, it will remain standing. You then build it like before, and it crashes to the ground. Your family says It would remain standing if you used nails. Maybe all you need is a little glue. You ignore them and make the furniture again with the same method. Don’t be like this carpenter! He believes so much in his method that he doesn’t realize his way isn’t working! He doesn’t stop to say, what if I try again using glue? What if I improve my skills then try again. He believes so strongly in himself and his methods that he is stopping his growth.
Sometimes you have no idea what’s your purpose. The majority of us don’t. For some of us, we believe that I’m doing what I should be doing. As a result, we don’t bother to take a chance on other things. Things that could make us grow in ways we can’t even imagine. Constructive criticism can also help you grow, create better versions of your dreams, and lead to great success. Accepting advice doesn’t mean that you don’t believe in yourself and your skills. It means that you recognize that this could very well bring you closer to your goals. It may also increase your belief in yourself as your skills blossom from such advice. However, ensure that you can differentiate constructive criticism from pure negativity.
Have the courage to believe.
Believe in yourself. Have faith, embrace your failures, and learn from them. A little dose of confidence may be all you need. Believe that you have something worthwhile to offer. Look at those goals slipping away and reel them in. Believe that you can. Ensure that you have a healthy belief system. If things turn out great, you can say it all started because I believed. If you fail, then there were lessons learned because I believed in myself. Believe in your capabilities and believe that there is still more to unravel. Everyone has resources that work for them. Once you find yours, make them work. Believe in yourself, but be willing to learn.