Believe in Yourself
The question might come to your mind, how to believe in yourself? It starts with identifying your capabilities and riding upon them.
Self-doubts are pulling factors that would let you down and lower your self-esteem. You should also negate all kinds of self-doubts and overcome them. Consequently, it would enhance your self-confidence and bring positivity to your life.
When you are positive in your life it would be reflected in your actions. You won’t fear taking up any task that was previously thought to be undoable for you.
To become confident, you have to nurture positivity along with applying the capabilities that you have identified. Building confidence in yourself is something you have to create within yourself. It won’t come to you automatically or fall from the sky. You have to willingly and deliberately create that.
Confidence is the attribute that says to you “yes, I can do this”. It’s an attitudinal change. You have to change your feeling that you can’t do something which is very much doable by you.
How to be Self-Confident
Start with doing small things on a daily basis. Nobody is asking you to work on rocket science. Start doing small things like talking to your friends, family members, and relatives confidently. Don’t overdo and display showoff.
Take initiatives that can bring and build confidence in you. It could be like planting a sapling in your garden or writing a letter to a distant friend or talking to your teacher/seniors about what you are doing and what you are willing to do.
You can work upon your talking style, body language, the way you walk, take initiative, feel comfortable in a group, control your emotion, etc.
Self-confidence and a positive approach in life are two sides of the same coin. One can boost others. This would be possible only when you believe in yourself.
Staying positive would also increase self-confidence in you. But how to stay positive and why you should be positive?
Staying positive begins with your thinking process. It’s all in your mind.
There will be a lot of distractions, initially. Don’t get bothered about the distractions. Let the distractions stay in your mind. But don’t try to sway away by the distractions; rather emphasize your focusing ability.
How to Stay Positive
The first step to love yourself is when you believe in yourself. Self-love would enhance self-confidence and consequently enhance positive feelings inside you.
When you follow all these steps you would automatically believe in yourself.
Staying positive is not exactly the opposite of staying negative. Life is full of both positivity and negativity. You have to deal with the negativity appropriately and diligently.
Instead of succumbing to negative feelings and thoughts, you can accept them as part of life and tackle them with self-confidence and positivity.
Self-confidence and positivity come from your inner strength. You’ve to introspect yourself to discover your inner strength.
Know and Build Inner Strength
The first step to understanding your inner strength is to believe that you have something inside you that can strengthen your mind, emotion, attitude, behaviors, facing obstacles, and much more.
It’s a feature of your personality that displays how you are tackling your agony, struggle, and challenges you face in day-to-day life.
Give yourself some “me” time and feel what are your inner strengths. Don’t try to hide your emotion before others. Don’t hesitate to take responsibility.
Take both criticism and praise with equal enthusiasm. If you start practicing meditation, even if for ten to twenty minutes, then that will make your effort easier.
If you relax in-between your work schedule, you would get time to look into your inner self. This would renounce the tension that is built up in your mind and body. This way you can re-energize your mind and body.
When you are relaxed, you have a clear vision towards your life and for your future. It is required for your very existence, growth, survival, resilience, and to believe in yourself.
When you built up your inner strength, you would get a hint to handle difficult situations and face critical times very easily. It gives you a hint to face a storm and tackle situations of crisis. You would be able to take both admiration and condemnation at equal poise.
Forgive and Forget
Inner strength would enable you to forgive yourself and others and start relooking at people and events with a fresh vision. Learn to love yourself and others. Love is the gateway to a greater self and a better life.
Don’t dwell around your past. Past is like a rear mirror of a vehicle. You can have a glance at that but you should not spend more time on that. Otherwise, an accident may happen.
OSHO once said,
“If you can love and forgive, nothing else is needed. If you cannot forgive, you cannot love; if you cannot love, you cannot forgive.”
Are you clear now? When you believe in yourself, discover and strengthen your inner self, you would be able to obstruct obstacles, tackle tornadoes, and live your life fully!!!