“Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet,” a wonderful line said by Swami Vivekananda, which mean by believing in yourself will lead you to achieve everything you want to.
You may even rules and lead the world by the power of your self-belief. But unfortunately, this self-belief is missing from our society. In fact, the meaning of self-belief varies with person to person, even researchers had a tough time agreeing what exactly self-belief means and its importance. Some say, it simply means believing in yourself, while others say it is all about knowing your self which results in the evaluation of yourself and your performance.
Self-belief is all about trusting your own abilities, ideas and decision. It is so important that it helps you to value yourself and your own worth, without it you cannot reach your full potential and cannot learn the art of taking risks to succeed in life.
Researchers have shown that people with self-belief enjoy several benefits in life which are:-
- Better health because they deal with stress or any difficulties in a better way. They think practically and avoid unnecessary things.
- Performance at work improves and the chance of success increases as they have good concentration and good commitment to work.
- They develop a better ability to influence and persuade people; also they are willing to accept when they go wrong and learn to form it. Thus they have more chances of success. Hence they Live quality of life.
- They develop a positive attitude and take things in a positive way by avoiding negative thoughts, hence they learn to live happily.
Methods to develop self-belief
- Your journey till now.
– list your achievements and focus on your strengths and weakness.
- Layout your goals.
– Discover and develop knowledge and skills for succeeding.
-Pile up success by achieving small goals.
- Recognise, remove and replace negative thoughts.
– Practice stopping negative thoughts and replacing them with positive thoughts.
– Replace ‘I’m a loser. I can’t do anything right’ by ‘Everyone makes mistakes sometimes. I will do better next time’.
- Practice failures or start accepting failure.
– Do activities you know you’ll fail at. It’s as important as practising success.
– Whether you achieve success or not make sure you tell yourself ‘You have put a lot of effort and I’m proud of you for working hard’.
– Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong. By Peter T. McIntyre
- Some external ways are
– watch movies, motivational speeches, and popular TED talks.
– Read books, quotations and blogs.
Put your future in good hand – Your Own.