You Got This: How To Build Self-Belief And Achieve Your Goals
Have you ever viewed a job ad and thought ‘oh, I could never do that’, said no to a date because you were too nervous, or put off pursuing that side hustle because you just didn’t think you could do it?
We want to let you in on a secret. You can achieve anything you’ve ever dreamed of if you believe in yourself, and all that negative stuff you’ve been telling yourself for years is nothing more than nonsense.
With a little belief in yourself anything – and everything - is possible and it all starts with a healthy confidence that whatever life throws your way you can handle it. Self-belief is that quiet voice inside that says ‘Girl, you got this’.
But we get it, having that innate self-belief can be tricky. You only need to turn on the TV or open a magazine to see ads telling you you need to change. Or scroll Instagram to find someone who seems to be doing better than you. Perhaps you’ve been telling yourself you aren’t enough for a lifetime.
Whichever camp you fall into, we’re here to tell you that’s okay (‘I’m not enough’ is actually one of the most common beliefs. Pretty much everyone feels this way to one degree or another) but it’s time to change.
It’s time to step into your awesomeness and doing so requires you to change one simple thing: the belief you have in yourself.
Why is self-belief important?
First things first though, what’s so important about having positive self-belief anyway? We’ll tell you. When you have a negative self-image, you tend to downplay your innate abilities and talents, and that affects your lifestyle and choices.
It’s the very thing that stops you from putting yourself forward for promotion, saying yes to that date, and following your dreams. As a result, you will consistently get less than you deserve when you are capable of so much more.
The good news is, you can turn it around. And we know how.
How to Build Belief in Yourself
Tackle your limiting beliefs
Limiting beliefs are the enemy of self-belief. They are that voice in your head that says ‘I’m not worthy’ and there’s one surefire way to tackle them: replacing them with new empowering beliefs. To do this, you need to make affirmations your BFF.
If you aren’t familiar, affirmations are statements you repeat over and over and over again until they become a belief. You might not believe them to begin with but over time your subconscious mind begins to accept them as truth.
Try repeating ‘I am enough, I am worthy, and I am deserving of everything I desire’ 10 or more times as you’re getting ready every morning, and you’ll eventually see your self-belief soar.
Turn to your support network
Sometimes it’s easier to believe that you’re awesome when you hear it from someone else. That’s where your besties come in. Whether it’s a comforting chat with your mum or crisis talks with your best friends, nobody can bolster your self-esteem quite like the people who know and love you. Don’t be afraid to call on your nearest and dearest when you need a pick-me-up.
Feel The Fear… And Do It Anyway
If you’ve read this classic self-help book by Susan Jeffers you’ll know that the secret to getting over fear is to simply do the thing you’re afraid of. Yes, even though it terrifies you. As a result, Jeffers says you begin to build belief in yourself. With every nerve-wracking situation you throw yourself into your self-belief grows and grows.
Slowly edge out of your comfort zone and over time, your self-belief will become so strong that you’ll become unstoppable. You’ll know that no matter what happens, good or bad, you’ll be able to handle it. It all starts with the decision to do the thing you’re afraid of. Are you game?
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Whether it’s a positivity planner or an affirmation calendar to give you a gentle nudge in the right direction, we believe self-belief begins with who and what you surround yourself with, be it good friends, positive thoughts, or pick-me-up products that bring out your best.
Don’t let the BS get you down
Listen, we all make mistakes, and yep, we can admit, they hurt like hell. But as the old adage goes, mistakes are only proof that you’re trying, and the good news is that they’re an opportunity to keep building that self-belief muscle.
How you talk to yourself when things go wrong is crucial. Instead of being your own worst critic, start being your best hype girl. Not getting things perfect on the first go doesn’t make you a failure, and it certainly shouldn’t be an opportunity to beat yourself up. Congratulate yourself for trying, give yourself a pat on the back for the progress you’ve made, and get back up and try again.
So now you know. Self-belief isn’t something you’re born with. It’s something you can build over time, and it all starts with the decision to believe you can. We believe you can do anything and we reckon you should believe it too. You got this.