“If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it – then I can achieve it.” ~ Muhammad Ali
The problem with people who have low self-belief is that they often think that they are wrong, or that others are more capable than they are.
We all take hits to our self-esteem when things go wrong, but there’s always something we can do to reinvigorate confidence in ourselves. The good news is that self-belief is a skill that we can learn and develop.
1. Examine your skills.
Do you know what you’re good at?
We have different skills sets that help us to achieve our goals. Some people try to achieve big goals without first examining their skills.
If they lack skills that are essential to achieving their goals and if they don’t take steps to acquire those skills, chances of success are low.
Failure affects their self-belief and they start to doubt themselves by thinking negative, instead of positive thoughts. Low self esteem follows.
Examine your skills and be aware of what you’re good at. Use your strengths to hit you targets, and if you need additional skills to succeed, learn them.
2. Reflect on achievements.
You don’t need to look too far to find success stories that can boost your confidence.
You are a success story. You’ve survived everything life has thrown at you. Think about it and go down the memory lane thinking of the challenges you’ve faced in the past.
When there are obstacles blocking the way forward, analysis, planning and other skills help you overcome them. You used specific skills to jump over hurdles in the past. Value those skills, and continually try to develop and hone them.
3. Gain awareness.
We’re told to dream big and to reach for the stars. There’s nothing you can’t do if set your mind to it.
Knowing what’s required to complete a task well and taking concrete steps to tick off the list of requirements will bring you closer to success.