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9 Ways to Believe in Yourself & Change your Life

The difference between unsuccessful and successful person is not about Intelligence, knowledge, opportunities or resources.  These play a part on the path of success; but belief in the self is most important factor; which makes a difference for achieving all those success milestones in the life. This confidence makes a difference again and again on every moment of life.  Always believe in yourself to make your dreams to see a day of life.
Believe in Yourself

It does not matter how people surrounding you perceive you. They may count you an average, but if you believe that you can do something extra ordinary, you will achieve it, be it your financial goal, health aspiration, or a satisfying job swing.

Many of my friends have left jobs and working independently to achieve health, wealth and prosperity in life. Its not easy to come out from the comfort zone of fixed salary and known routine jobs. But they felt something missing in life and had enough belief in self that they can have more meaningful life by changing source of income.

Everything you have in your life is a result of your belief in yourself and the belief that it’s possible. The ability to believe in yourself can change your life. It helps you to take out of best from risk and opportunities arising in life. It boosts your confidence and give enough courage to deal with the ups and downs of the life. Learning how to believe in yourself will open up new endless possibilities in your life.

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“Great things are accomplished by talented people who believe they will accomplish them.” ~ Warren G. Bennis

1. Do not doubt your self

Stop doubting yourself. We have been conditioned throughout our life to have doubt on self and this results in  missing the opportunities coming in life, non utilization of  the resources available and feeling bitter after sometime when we look back and analyse our life.

All legends like Mahatma Gandhi,  Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, Abraham Lincoln, Ratan Tata, Dhirubhai Ambani, Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, Martin Luther King, Sachin Tenulkar, and Michael Jordan achieved success in life by having belief in self.

Believe in Yourself

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” ~ E.E. Cummings

2. Growth mindset

We all were born into this world with no sense of what we could or couldn’t do. You need to develop growth mindset and learn new things in life. When you believe in yourself, your brain operate differently. It boosts your self confidence and self esteem.  Cultivate the habit growth mindset for success in life.

3. Train your brain

To develop self belief you can train your brain. Do small-small thing and make your brain notice that achievement. Let your brain get habitual for achievements.

You may break the bigger goals into smaller intermediate goals. Celebrate the achievement of every smaller goals. Even you may drill down the goals to daily micro goals. It will help you to bring sense of achievement and boost your self-confidence.

4. Enhance your knowledge and Skills

One more important strategy is to enhance knowledge, skill and competence trough regular readings, training and attending conferences or courses. Abraham Lincoln said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Read this inspiring story – Inspiring stories about life – Sharpen your axe (Story #11)

5. Kill the Fear Factor

Identify and kill the fear factor bugging you. Fear stands for False Evidence that Appears Real.  It’s a illusion which does not exist and can destroy your life. Fear is the main thing that holds you back from believing in yourself  than anything else. Face your fears and don’t let them stop you from achieving your goals.

6. Inner feelings

Negotiate with the inner negative feelings. Try to understand from where all these negative thoughts are coming. Once the core reason is known, make a plan to deal with it.

Believe in Yourself

“Remember the world will judge you based on how you judge yourself.” ~ Vincent Mueller

7. Discuss with best friends

Whenever you have doubts on self, talk to close friends, discuss with them the issues. They may refresh memories and let you know your own capabilities. Best friends are important in life.

8. Self respect

Self-respect is the foundation of self-belief. Learn to love and respect yourself. If you don’t give value and respect to yourself, how can you ever learn to believe in yourself? Trusting on self require good self respect, self esteem and self love. Practice positive self talk and affirmations. These will replace the negativity and with positive vibes.

9. Lessons from past

Look back, how many time in life you felt similar in life. Analyses how did you deal with that situation. How did you handle lack of self belief and turn the results in positive. I love to this exercise, whenever I have lack of self confidence. Believe me friends; I always have last laugh when playing laugh game with the situations.

Thank you for reading this. Over to you now, I have mentioned the list of strategies or tips which are most important to help you to believe in yourself. I would like to know your experiences and list of tips which you feel can work better with believing in self. Please add your valuable comments, they are much appreciated.

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