Oftentimes, we have been told that being successful has to do with the individual’s state of mind more than anything else. A lot of successful individuals have come out to say that the turning point in their journey was when they believe in their abilities to accomplish anything they set out to do.
While this sounds amazing, we must also understand that self-belief is much more than professing love for oneself and massaging a poorly formed ego. No, it goes beyond that. It involves taking vital steps in training, commitment, skills, and enhancements that would lead to growth and development in all areas of your life. It involves pruning down the old habits that have been holding you back through a proper strategy that is assured to enhance self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-mastery. It involves a relentless and glorious passion, investment and sacrifice of time without regrets or watching the clock. It involves things like a daily love affair for who you are, who you aspire to become, what you do, or what you aspire to do.
Some people's world seems like it stopped spinning regarding the devastating and unexpected recent tragedy and loss of Los Angeles Lakers icon and five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant, his thirteen-year-old daughter, Gianna, and the pilot and passengers involved in a helicopter crash. All aboard were on their way to an event that they were dedicated to and truly believed in. It is our belief that all onboard had an astounding belief in themselves and love for what they did that transcends time, space, and death and should be an inspiration to others on the power of believing in oneself. We send our prayers and condolences to all of the families and loved ones who lost their lives. We leave you with words of inspiration in our latest inspirational article entitled, How to Believe in Yourself to Win in Life to help you build or strengthen your self-belief.
7 Ways To Build Self Confidence For Successful Living
In this inspirational article, we shall be taking you through seven ways that can help you to believe in yourself and ultimately empower you to win in life. The seven points listed in this write up are tested and trusted and have been used to ruthless effect in the past by most of the successful people that currently walk the surface of our planet.
1. Conduct A Self-Assessment
Perhaps, the most important thing you must-do if you are serious about self-development and self-confidence is to conduct a thorough assessment of yourself. One of the hardest things to do for some people is to keep it real about themselves. Sometimes, admitting our challenges and things we need to work on about ourselves can threaten our self-esteem and self-image. Sometimes, people can hate themselves for being imperfect. Do not allow this to happen. It is important to know where you currently stand in terms of your strengths and weaknesses. An assessment will point you to your weaknesses and all the negative traits that have been hindering you all along. Once you have identified these weaknesses, you must then go on to painfully and laboriously work on them to get better, attain self-awareness, self-love, self-confidence, self-mastery, and experience personal growth.
2. Develop Competence
Make no mistake about it, only competence can bring about self-confidence. People who are masters of what they do would usually ooze with confidence because they know their onions. When you walk into a room, you are sure of what you carry. Your subconscious would keep reminding you that you are one of the best around. Be aware that genuine self-confidence does not equate to arrogance, ignorance, being snobbish and rude, or as if one is superior to someone else. It’s a fact, nothing would make your belief in yourself more than the competencies you have acquired in your crafts over the years, and therefore, you can’t trade building competencies for anything. To achieve more competence, you should take time out to acquire skills, attend trainings, read and meditate from time to time.
Building self-confidence is another aspect that you must focus all your energy on. It might sound very easy, but it isn’t. To be frank with you, there are a lot of brilliant minds who have traveled all over the world who still struggle with confidence. Yes, building skills would help, but that isn’t all, as we have come to discover confidence could be a mental thing. What we would advise is to believe in yourself and surround yourself with people who care, yet never disregard interacting with the less fortunate. It can help to keep you confidently grounded and humble. You must also be prepared at all times and stay ahead of situations. Once you do these, your confidence level can increase over time, as well as your chances of winning at your life goals.
4.Trust Your Gut
One vital trait that all successful people have is the ability to trust in their gut. Let’s be clear, there are times you may make wrong decisions, but that doesn’t make you a bad strategist. Be sure to learn from your errors and allow them to become lessons so they can transform into your blessings. Deep down inside, you can intuitively know when you should take an alternate course of action. Overall, when you know that your course of action is positive and non-harmful for you or others, you should learn to trust your gut and decision-making skills, especially after going through the right process before arriving at your decision. Don’t let anyone push you around with their convictions when you know they’re detrimental. Stick with your gut and when you eventually win, it would increase your belief in yourself the more.
5. Don’t Be Held Back By Failures
Everyone has failed at some points in their life. This is why you shouldn’t allow past failures to deter you. The biggest mistake you could make is to wallow and drown in self-pity because of past failures. No, the best people you could think of have also failed (repeatedly) and if it didn’t stop them from becoming great, it shouldn’t stop you either. Forget that failure and move on to other people and projects, because you will eventually win if you don’t let it stop you.
6. Let Your Wins Motivate You
Have you ever won? I’m sure the answer is yes, even if it was a minor win. Keep in mind that even minor wins can be like major wins for some people. Even someone considered to be the worst and biggest ‘loser’ has also won at some point in the past. At this point, forget everything that is happening around you and focus all your attention on those past wins. Can you remember how you did it when no one gave you a chance? Have you quickly forgotten that it was more of your back against the wall initially too, and you still pulled it off? If you can do it back then, you can do it now, because you are now a much better human for getting through your past pain and losses. Get inspired by your past wins and keep moving. Don’t have it any other way.
7.Keep Working on Yourself
We live in an evolving world, which means things keep changing over and over. See, if you want to stay afloat, you can’t afford to stop now. Yes, you need to keep working on yourself. There is a need to keep improving and learning new things to adapt to the changing world. Listen, you can’t afford to be a ‘has-been’ in your world. It would break you and drain your self-confidence. To avoid this, you must keep working on yourself, keeping yourself abreast of all the changes in your industry and exploring newer and innovative ways to improve your outcomes or stay in the know about self-improvement goals and trends at all times. This way, you can experiment and come to find what works best for your self-growth that can help you learn to believe in yourself.
Self-awareness, self-confidence, self-mastery, acquiring rare or unique skills, and training are not the sole solutions to life’s entire problems, but we are confident they are the beginning of solutions. This is why you need to build your tangible and intangible skills to win in your life and believe in yourself without losing your humanity and regard for the well-being of others. We believe that having compassion and empathy for others is a part of believing in oneself. How can you truly say that you believe in yourself if you have no regard for humanity and you are human and a part of humanity? Feed on the buzz you create for yourself and watch yourself break down all barriers set before you that can pave the way for others. We can’t wait to see you win confidently by believing in yourself.