Unless you believe in yourself beyond a shadow of a doubt, you may face a lifetime of failure. It’s easy to have doubts in your ability to achieve, but you have the power to gain the knowledge you need to succeed and with that knowledge, anything is possible.
Do you believe, deep within, that it’s possible for you to lose weight, quit smoking, complete your college degree or find the job of your dreams? The difference in people who are successful and those who remain unsuccessful is that they look at the failures of the past and doubt themselves into believing they can’t possibly succeed.
All of us are vulnerable to uncertainties and the possibility of failure, but those of us who trust that we can overcome those obstacles are the ones who will move on to the successes they desire.
With belief in yourself, you’re bound to become better. Even though people around you may doubt and fill you with negative thoughts about yourself, you can rise above it all and make things happen.
A lack of self-confidence is the only difference between you and the great achievers who have gone before you. Achievers don’t let anything hold them back and think that anything is possible.
Take steps now to build the self-confidence – belief in yourself – that will help you reach the pinnacle of success that you desire. Simply embarking on the journey should make you happier.
Never take the stance that you can’t do something. If everyone had that little faith in themselves, world records would never be broken and the great achievers in the world would never have gotten off the ground.
Self-confidence is actually a habit that can become ingrained in your psyche by training your brain to accept only positive thoughts about the changes you want to make in your life and immediately ridding your mind of the negative ones.
Whatever areas you lack self-confidence in can be changed by rejecting fear of what might happen and accepting what comes and making the best of it. If you fear public speaking, find a way to practice speaking in front of an audience.
Eventually, your fears will subside and you’ll be able to take on any "public speaking assignment" – and also have self-confidence in other areas of your life because you overcame that one, big fear.