What’s belief got to do with it? It’s everything and it’s strengthened by taking risks, celebrating your wins, setting goals, learning new skills, and surrounding yourself with people striving for the same.
I’d love to share a snippet from my next book (unedited):
“I allowed, like many, this subtle, subconscious belief to slice a piece of my confidence every time I showed up—and I still battle as I write this book. Even before you can remember what people say to you and how they treat you, layers upon layers of labels, unfiltered words, and judgment are projected onto you.”
For the past decade, I’ve been learning, applying, and evolving, but I’ve also been unlearning, letting go, and shedding years of limiting beliefs. And I can’t keep this knowledge, the tools, my thoughts, and my growth to myself.
Therefore, here are 5 truths about how inner belief ignites, your change, results, and future achievements.
Belief in yourself is a powerful motivator
When you have a strong inner belief in your abilities and potential, you are more likely to be motivated to pursue your goals and take the necessary steps to achieve them. This is because you have a sense of confidence and trust in your abilities, which gives you the courage to take risks and persist in the face of challenges. Imagine the possibility of you having the skill to be more motivated.
Your positive self-talk can increase confidence and self-efficacy
The way you talk to yourself has a significant impact on your inner belief and, in turn, your achievement. If you consistently engage in positive self-talk, such as telling yourself that you are capable and competent, you are more likely to develop a strong inner belief that fuels your achievement. Imagine the possibility of you increasing your inner dialogue so that you have lasting confidence.
Your inner belief can help you overcome obstacles
When you face obstacles or setbacks, a strong inner belief can help you persevere and find creative solutions to overcome them. Rather than becoming discouraged or giving up, you are more likely to see obstacles as opportunities to learn and grow. What would change if you finally overcame the obstacles you face over and over?
Foster and strengthen your growth mindset
A growth mindset is the belief that your abilities and intelligence can be developed through hard work, dedication, and perseverance. When you have a strong inner belief in your potential and the ability to grow and improve, you are more likely to adopt a growth mindset and approach challenges with a sense of curiosity and a desire to learn. We teach out kids this, daily, so don’t stop teaching yourself.
What if your inner belief inspired others?
When you have a strong belief in your abilities and potential, you can serve as a mentor for others. You can be the one to inspire them to develop their own inner belief and achieve their goals. Your confidence and determination can be contagious, and by sharing your experiences and successes, you can help others realize their own potential and achieve their own goals. Imagine others being inspired by you. How would that feel to have that kind of impact?
What to get started? Inner belief, or you can call it self-belief or self-confidence, can be strengthened in several ways like these below.
Recognize and challenge negative self-talk
Negative self-talk can erode your self-belief, so it’s important to recognize when you’re engaging in negative self-talk and challenge those thoughts. Ask yourself if your thoughts are based on facts or assumptions, and reframe your negative thoughts into more positive, realistic ones.
Celebrate your successes
This is a big one because most ignore celebrating their wins. It kills me because this is what life is for. Take time to acknowledge and celebrate your accomplishments, no matter how small they may seem. This will help build your confidence and reinforce your belief in your abilities.
Set achievable goals
Setting realistic and achievable goals can help build confidence as you achieve them. Start with small goals and gradually work towards bigger ones, giving yourself credit along the way. I love to call it “goal stacking”, like habit stacking, but goal by goal instead.
Surround yourself with positivity
Surround yourself with supportive and positive people who encourage and inspire you to be YOU. This can help reinforce your self-belief and give you a sense of community.
Taking care of yourself physically and emotionally will help build your confidence and inner belief. Make time for activities that make you feel good, such as exercise, meditation, or spending time in nature.
Learn new skills, tools, and knowledge
Learning new skills, and tools, or gaining knowledge can help build confidence and self-belief, as it shows that you are capable of growing and improving.
Stepping outside of your comfort zone and taking risks can help build self-belief by showing yourself that you are capable of handling new and challenging situations. Even if things don’t go as planned, you can appreciate and learn from the experience and build resilience.
There you have it!
Lastly, find a coach you can trust and connect with. If that’s me, I’d love to help you inside Mindset + Achieve™. We will get started right away! Learn more HERE.
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