How to Believe in Yourself & Change Your Life in the Process
Everything you have in your life is a result of your belief in yourself and the belief that it’s possible. Here are the four most important steps to learning how to believe in yourself. Practice them and you’ll be amazed at the results:
- Believe it’s possible. Believe that you can do it regardless of what anyone says or where you are in life.
- Visualize it. Think about exactly what your life would look like if you had already achieved your dream.
- Act as if. Always act in a way that is consistent with where you want to go.
- Take action towards your goals. Do not let fear stop you, nothing happens in life until you take action.
Let’s take a look at each of these steps…
Believe it’s Possible: You Always Have a Choice
In order to believe in yourself, you first have to believe that what you want is possible.
Scientists used to believe that humans responded to information flowing into the brain from the outside world. But what we now know is that instead, we respond to what the brain — based on previous experience — expects to happen next.
Visualization: See What You Want, Get What You See
By adding a visualization practice to your daily routine, you will naturally become more motivated to reach your goals. You’ll start to notice you are unexpectedly doing things that move you closer to your ideal life.
Acting as if: Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?
One of the most effective ways to establish a success mindset is to act as if you are already the kind of person who has created the ideal life you want to live.
Ask yourself: If you had already achieved your dream, what kind of person would you be? Who would you have as friends? What type of clothes would you be wearing? How would you act? How would you treat others? Would you tithe a portion of your income to your church or favorite charities?
Take Action Toward Your Goals
I’ve noticed this is where a lot of people get stuck. You can understand all these principles, and you can set your goals, and say your affirmations and do your visualizations, but ultimately nothing happens if you don’t act on them.
The biggest reason most people don’t achieve their goals and realize their dreams is that they don’t take action, and the number one reason people don’t take action is fear. And, what I tell them is that fear is normal, and as soon as you experience fear, you need to take action.