If you believe in yourself, there is little to stop you in whatever you want to accomplish. It gives you the power to push forward and to defy the odds; it’s part of being resilient. The more your belief in yourself grows, the more you will be able to handle any roadblocks that come your way. You will also be able to brush off the naysayers. It gives you peace of mind when you stick to your self-belief.
To keep strong in your self-worth, you need to define your goals. You wouldn’t expect a general to fight a war without a map. You too need a map to guide you moving forward. Too many people skip this step and wonder why they aren’t getting anywhere.
Goals are your roadmap, but confidence in yourself, and belief that success is possible are what make them possible. The belief and confidence create the energy you need to take action. It helps you to focus on getting your tasks complete.
Confidence is a powerful tool that attracts others to you. They will follow your lead, as you show them what is possible. When you run into stumbling blocks (and you will), that confidence will help you overcome them. You will know how to take alternative action when necessary. The people following you will respect that as well.
Several forces will try to beat you down. You may even find yourself letting it happen. You need to be centered on why you started your journey in the first place. Use affirmations to reinforce your message of self-worth and read them every morning. This helps you begin the day with a perspective of strength and determination.
Unfortunately, negativity comes from a lot of directions as people (even friends and family) try to tell you that you can’t accomplish your goal. They believe they’re helping you avoid disappointment. Don’t succumb to this negative pressure and give up. One way to prevent doing so is to join groups of like-minded people. It can be related to your business, or it can be groups that focus on self-help. Such organizations are a good tool for pushing the negative forces out.
Attending these groups’ meetings or other gatherings can sometimes lead to friendships with people where you can extend encouragement even more. You may even form business partnerships from these friendships. It’s good to know that you have the support of these people. They understand when everyone else around you doesn’t.
“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” ~Vincent van Gogh