Who among us has not followed through with something we REALLY wanted to do because we didn't believe we could do it?
Why wouldn't you believe in yourself? Look how good you are at believing in your friends, your spouse, your kids.....
When it comes to you, it's different, isn't it? Let's say you have taken to pedaling your bike around the neighborhood after dinner, enjoying the outdoors and getting a bit of exercise. A friend tells you about someone completing a cross-country ride on their bicycle. You say, "I would LOVE to do that, but I'd never be able ride that far." Here's what's racing through your mind-
- what if I fail
- what if I actually did it
- big things like that are for other people, not me
- people would think I'm crazy
- no one else believes I could do this either
"When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt."Honore de Balzac
Whether you think so or not, you have accomplished things in your life! Think about the things you've completed that you're proud of. how did you feel when you were in the beginning stages?
You notice by starting to do what you can do at the time, celebrating milestones (no matter how small), and keeping your vision focused on your end result, you gain confidence. The more you do, the more you can do. You get used to feeling that you can do these things that once seemed out of reach.
You are more POWERFUL than you believed was possible!
How Do I Do This?
- keep company with people that support you
- visualize your success
- make a list of positive characteristics you have
- trust yourself
- keep trying, don't give up
Now get on your bike and ride!
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This is a great example of believing in yourself. I thought this was for other people, not me. I was afraid-intimidated, maybe? But I went for it. I trusted myself, I visualized it, and I had great support.