I received an e-mail yesterday that inspired me to write about believing in ourselves. The e-mail was actually about how our society mostly focuses on our inadequacies instead of our strengths. Focusing on our greatness and what is good about us to make that even better. Don’t change, but be YOU and grow to be better.
So, last night, when I heard the rain hitting my balcony deck I got up and moved my patio cushions into my garage, it was 3:30 am and it took me a while to fall asleep again. But I thought about the e-mail and we often forget to concentrate of all the greatness in us, instead we criticize ourselves or see our shortcomings. That led me to the next thought, why it is often so hard to believe in ourselves, seeing who we truly are, being happy who we are and where we are at in our lives.
If we believe to our core that we are ok the way we are, that we can achieve anything, be anything and do anything, how empowering would that be?
If you don’t have confidence in yourself, it will be difficult to succeed in anything.
Often our past experiences make us doubt ourselves, so what if we just take all that as a learning step to be even greater? If you learn from the past failures you will be more likely to succeed the next time. Also acknowledge and recognize goals when you achieve them, pat yourself on the shoulder, reflect and build more confidence for the next time. Often we concentrate on our shortcomings instead of our accomplishments.
You can believe in anything, I know you can, whether it is work related, business goals to achieve, relationship expectations, inner peace, balance and focus. Know in YOUR heart you can do anything, be anything, love yourself just the way you are and deeply know how truly great we are.
Believing in yourself is the first step to success….. in anything we want to achieve in life.