5 ways to strengthen your belief in yourself

If you want to succeed, you’ve got to believe; and most importantly in yourself.

However, so often you are your own worst enemy. You berate yourself, nitpick every little failure (while ignoring your successes), and you doubt your skills and potential.

All of this keeps you from trying and taking the necessary risks to success. And it becomes deadly because despite all external factors, it all comes down to you. You make or break your successes.

But on the flip-side this is an encouraging thought. If you can strengthen your belief in yourself, there is no doubt that you will succeed.

To help you strengthen your belief in yourself, here are 5 ways to get you started.

1. Go with your gut

No matter who you are, making a decision that can completely change your life is completely scary. You can never know what crossroad is the right choice to take until it’s too late to turn back.

I recently wrote an article about this topic and I realized that, “The best road to take is the road that forces you to believe in yourself and forces you to keep hope close and tests your hope and belief along the way.

“What if my gut is wrong?”

Well yes, it will certainly happen; you’re going to make a decision that will be wrong. But what it won’t be, is stupid, as long as you learn from it and it pushed you to believe in yourself.

2. Write down what makes you unique

You probably already know what makes you unique compared to the other 6 billion people in the world but still write it all down. Writing it out and reading it will make it so much stronger and more powerful.

3. Recall the adversities you’ve endured

You are a little bruised up by the adversities you’ve been through but you’ve survived right? This means you’ve got the strength so you should believe in yourself. You’ve got what it takes.

If you haven’t experienced any adversity in your life then it’s time to take some risks and make a lot of gut decisions. If you haven’t been through tough times, you haven’t lived yet.

4. Claim ownership of your dreams and life

No one is going to hand you your dreams and no one has the right to take them away from you. So you better take full ownership of them and your life.

Your dreams aren’t going to be achieved without you or without you believing in yourself.

5. Strengthen your belief that things will work out

Even if you don’t always make the best decisions, you can always start over. Every day grants you that opportunity if you want to take it. Again, it’s all up to you.

How have you strengthened your belief in yourself and your potential? Please share it the comments below and help us all think, learn, and strengthen.

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Body & Soul | September 28th, 2009 | Written by Andrew Galasetti