Imagine this scenario…
You decide to begin living healthier. So you purchase a gym membership, get a bunch of new workout gear, and stock your fridge full with fresh fruits and vegetables. You’re feeling good. The motivation remains high for days; however, once you hit the one week mark, you experience a slump.
Suddenly, the motivation (that you thought would last forever) takes a nosedive. As a result, you impulsively binge at your favorite fast food joint, which leads you to fall back into back into old routines.
One of the most disheartening things is honestly attempting to make a positive change and failing to make it happen.
The problem? You lack self-belief.
Developing self-belief means you have the conviction to follow through on what you say until completion. But how can you start developing self-belief? Luckily, there’s a simple strategy that will help you cultivate unwavering conviction in your life.
Keep reading to learn more.
How To Start Developing Self-Belief In Your Life
You are capable of so much more than you think. In fact, if I were a betting man, I’d say you’re leaving a lot on the table in terms of your potential. We all are; myself included. For this reason, it’s essential to start developing self-belief. And luckily, it’s not nearly as difficult as you’ve been led to believe. It begins with…
Stacking Your Wins
Here’s the deal…
We need positive reinforcement in our lives. I see people all too often brushing off their successes—whether they are large or small—as if those wins are unimportant. This is not a good strategy for developing self-belief.
You need to acknowledge when you’ve done well.
And doing well can mean a variety of things. For example, it could mean:
- Delivering an awesome presentation
- Quitting a bad habit
- Crossing off every task on your to-do list
- Keeping your word (to yourself or others)
It’s these wins, big and small, getting stacked up over time that will begin changing…
- Who you believe you are, and…
- What you think you’re capable of
And these are the two most important facets in your entire life. You will be unstoppable when you get these two things dialed in.
Celebrate Your Successes
Acknowledge your wins—regardless of how small they are.
And on the same note; acknowledge your big wins too. Many people, when they have a big win, tend to brush it off. They tell themselves it was a fluke or it was a one-time-off kind of thing. I see people doing this a lot.
DON’T do that to yourself.
When you brush off your big wins, you communicate to yourself that you don’t have what it takes to replicate and repeat that success. Why would you do that to yourself? Acknowledge your big wins.
Treat them with the respect they deserve.
When you do this, you’ll begin to shift what it is you believe you’re capable of in this world. And when that happens, you’ll move with more courage, conviction, and confidence.
Staying The Course
It would be great if you could stack a few wins, enjoy those victories, and then live the rest of your life content with that progress. However, life is long. And it requires a little more than just a couple week or months of effort. In fact, this pattern is something you must continually engage in—day in and day out.
If you want retain your confidence and continue developing your self-belief, then you must stay the course—forever.
This is something you can’t ever let up on.
It is a continual progression (and commitment) toward improvement. Face the facts; once you start experiencing those wins, the novelty will soon fade. And then the next level will open itself up to you. And if you fail to accept that next stage of life, you will begin to stagnate.
Question: What happens when you stagnate?
To get the answer, look at nature. When a river is blocked from its natural propensity to flow, it becomes filthy, grotesque, murky, and full of bacteria and disease. Similarly, if you “block” your propensity to grow, you will become lethargic, lazy, nihilistic, etc.
So just like a river has to keep flowing to retain its vibrancy, you have to keep growing to retain your confidence and self-belief.
Stay the course.
Start Developing Self-Belief Today
Your degree of self-belief is in direct proportion to how much you expect and believe you’re capable of success. And the best place to develop that confidence? With the little things in your everyday life. Get a handle on those, and everything else will naturally fall into place as a result.
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