Navigating Your Way Through Self Doubt


WHAT EXACTLY IS ‘SELF-BELIEF’ AND HOW DOES IT AFFECTS OUR LIVES?


Self-belief is a person’s perception of their persona and their capabilities. Positive self-belief manifests as a surge of certain-ness that rises up from inside. It’s a feeling that carries the message or knowledge of being capable of achieving your desires. It’s an empowering emotion and a sense of confidence that tells you - “You got this” or “You can do this”.


Negative self-belief, of course, is the opposite side of the story. If you hold negative thoughts and beliefs about yourself, then you see the world in the opposite way. You see or experience life as having an almost unbeaable weight of uncertainty, doubt, and fear. Most likely you are afraid to step out of your comfort zone and as a result, you probably miss out on a lot of life’s opportunities.


If you want more from life, you have to examine your thoughts because here’s the simple truth – we get whatever we believe we deserve – nothing more, nothing less. You will always get the job, the paycheque, the partner, the life you believe (most times subconsciously) that you deserve. Dr. Wayne Dyer coined the phrase: “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”. If you want to change your life, then you must first start looking at yourself differently.


Life changes dramatically when you start believing in yourself. Self-belief gives you the freedom to make mistakes. So called ‘mistakes’ become our best teachers. I have firmly believed for a long time now that there are never any mistakes, just lessons. When you begin living this philosophy, you see setbacks as gifts of knowledge and signs to move in a different direction, or as signals to adjust your strategy.