Believe in the person you want to become. Do you believe in that person you want to be? Do you believe you can and will become that person? Do you really believe or do you just tell other people that?
It’s normal to have doubts, but if you’re letting the doubts push out your positive belief, it’s time for a mindset shift.
Are you one of those people who is really good at replaying all your mistakes, missteps and perceived failures? I know. It’s easy to fall into that trap. I’ve been there too.
You can change that, you know, and you don’t have to wait until you have so many successes that they crowd out the doubt. Newsflash: it doesn’t “just” happen that way. You have to push out the doubt so there’s room for you to recognize and celebrate your successes.
But if you’re used to entertaining those doubts, how do you evict them from your head? You need to replace them with positive thoughts.
It won’t happen overnight, though. It takes time to retrain your brain. Here’s how to get started.
- Surround yourself with positive people. This doesn’t mean your friends should all be Pollyannas, but we are who we spend time with. If you want to be a more positive person, if you want to believe in yourself, then find positive people who believe in you to be a part of your life.
- Celebrate the small stuff. Find something to celebrate in every day. Whether it’s achieving a major goal or having time to relax with your favorite book, every day has something in it to celebrate. Sometimes it may feel like a stretch, but celebrate anyway.
- Affirm yourself. Each morning, repeat aloud or write three times each of your positive affirmations. An affirmation is a present tense statement of your goals. For example, if one of your goals is to write a book, your affirmation could be, “I am grateful and happy to be a published book author.” Create four to six affirmations at a time and repeat them out loud each morning. As you read or write them, visualize yourself having achieved that goal.
- Practice Gratitude. Following your affirmation exercise, write down five things you’re grateful for. Make it a goal to find different things each day. Studies show that exercising gratitude and making it a habit can help us become happier people. An added benefit of a written gratitude journal is that it gives you something to look at and remind yourself of all the blessings in your life when you hit the inevitable rough patches.
If you will begin doing these things each day, you can retrain your brain to help you build that belief in yourself. Believe that you are the person you wish to be.
Believe in the person you want to become. Live like you already are that person and you will become that person.
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