“The first step is so say that you can” – Will Smith
We’ve all been there; not quite sure if we’re able to reach our goals or if we have what it takes to make the right choices to improve ourselves. Sometimes the difference in whether you succeed or whether you don’t comes down to one simple thing – believing in yourself.
Have you ever thought about how much believing in yourself makes a difference to your quality of life?
Think for a minute. If you don’t really believe you can do something, are you likely to give it all of your effort? Without your full effort, your chances of achieving your goal are greatly reduced. Kind of seems a little simpler when you break it down like that, but it doesn’t need to be any more complicated – if you think more positively, you will act more positively.
But why is believing in yourself so important?
“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent van Gogh
Having strong self-belief can bring you a host of benefits, including:
- Recognising your own self-worth and your ability achieve your goals
- You’re more optimistic about what the future holds and how you want to shape this future
- You treat yourself and others more kindly
- You feel more uplifted and more satisfied with life
- Deep down inside, you know you can do anything
Sure, it’s easy for us to say, if you think more positively you will feel more positively but faith can be a powerful thing. This faith and self-belief will turn into real, tangible things; losing that weight, getting the promotion, saving for a dream holiday – whatever your goal is, trust us, you can achieve it with the right attitude and the right support network around you.
“It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures.” – Oprah Winfrey
However, we’re realistic; too often, nothing happens, because interest wanes and so does belief and faith. In order to succeed, you have to keep your self-belief alive. Faith, feelings, desire and positive thinking are essential for achieving success, but so also is positive action, persistence, willpower and self-discipline.
Attitude is important, but so are actions. You should not just wait for things to happen – go out and get them.
Why is this important right now?
“How long you can continue to be good at something is how much you believe in yourself and how much hard work you do with the training.” – Jason Statham
We’re all feeling a little stagnant, like treading-water or maybe feeling lazy. This is natural when we’re being asked to remain in our homes, unable to do the things that usually keep us going – especially if those things are aiding us in achieving our goals. The key here is to make small, structured changes where you can and build a plan for when things are ‘back to normal’.
Take us at the PT Centre’s for example, we’ve been here in every capacity to help our clients and soon enough, will be back to full strength and helping our clients at maximum speed. We’ve been using this time to help our clients prepare for a return to their ‘normal’ lives – whatever that looks like; whether it’s through online coaching, providing nutritional guidance or simply motivating those around us to feel good, more confident.
Believing in yourself is one of the most important keys to your success. Regardless of what you want to achieve in life, if you don’t believe in yourself, you will never put in your full effort to make things work.
Remember – there’s one thing we all have in common and it’s the ability to think positive, act positive and belief in ourselves and those around us. Imagine how powerful the world would be if we all thought like that…
“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” – Oscar Wilde