Believe in yourself – and what your heart tells you
‘Believe in yourself’, they said. But that’s easier said than done, am I right? Thanks for joining me guys, from wherever you happen to be in the world! It’s through my own self-belief that I find myself here today, offering my guidance. I’m here to help you live the purpose-driven life of joy and abundance you deserve – but ultimately that’s down to one person. (Can you guess who it is yet?) So, before we go any further, I’d like to begin by asking the question: do you have the courage to believe in yourself? If you do, then you’re already halfway to achieving your dreams. If you don’t, that’s okay too. Regardless of where your head’s at right now, and whatever your end destination, I encourage you to read on…
Believe in yourself to banish self-doubt
Like many of us are experiencing through these times of uncertainty, self-belief has been overshadowed by self-doubt. When will all of this be over? When will my family be safe? How can I be the best mother, father, partner, friend? Could I work harder to support my dependants, and myself? How on earth do I strike the right balance? The list goes on. With our personal and professional lives at loggerheads, our ‘impossible’ quest for perfection is doing us more harm than good. With every day that we stretch ourselves further, that self-belief starts to dissolve, making way for fear, anxiety and that overwhelming sense of failure. So how can we pull ourselves back from the brink? Believe in yourself, and it’s a colossal step in the right direction.
How belief in ourselves changes everything
Joining health and fitness coach and healer Khrystle Ray as a guest on her podcast ‘A Blissfully Balanced Life’, we touched on the subject of ‘belief’. If you really think about it, it’s one of the most powerful tools we own! While on her own journey of self-belief, Khrystle had an epiphany and made a really great point. “No matter what it is that I’m doing, whether it’s working on improving my health, working on a business goal, or working on improving my physical appearance – I have to believe in me!” They say that the hardest part is taking that first step, but you can’t make it without believing. While you may have loved ones cheering you on, only you have the power to take that step. Wherever it is that you’re headed, believe in yourself and the road could lead to some new and exciting places!
Believe in yourself to open the door
I’ve worked with many people from different backgrounds and walks of life, some more successful than others. But in our collective pursuit of happiness, we still get burdened with the same assumptions and ideas. We assume that we have to be certain of our success in order to achieve it. But, in actual fact, we don’t! Fear of the unknown sound familiar? When faced with that open door, the power to simply say ‘maybe’ is enough. That in itself is a great achievement! Believe in yourself, and that power is bestowed upon you – even before you step over the threshold.
If we find ourselves moving away from that belief, the act of rejecting that something is impossible can help us journey back to that mindset. And if we have trouble returning to that space, or fail to believe in ourselves fully, then that’s okay. A little self-belief has the power to take you further than you could possibly imagine.
What if I fall? Oh but darling, what if you fly?
If belief is met with a clear intention and a true desire and passion, then that feeling of ‘maybe’ can expand from a ‘probably’ to a ‘definitely’. But what if I fail, I hear you ask? The fear of failure is one of the most common reasons for holding so many of us back – including myself! But here’s another interesting thought: the unconscious mind never fails at anything. What I mean by that, put simply, is that you cannot fail. Yes you heard me right! Just hold that thought and repeat after me: ‘I cannot fail!’ Everything that has ever shown up for you has been as a result of your wants and desires at an unconscious level. Even if something shows up that you don’t want, you can celebrate it (for successfully creating something!) and move on. It then becomes a matter of redirecting that power.
Belief is the leverage that keeps us on track
Self-belief is the fuel that keeps the fire burning! Stepping back for a moment, it’s belief that empowers us to take positive action. It’s belief that allows us to keep selecting where we’re directing that power. Belief can help us overcome the propensity to move into dark places, or when self-doubt threatens to consume us. If it hadn’t been for my own self-belief then I wouldn’t be alive today. Believe it or not (!) it was through the belief of my own teachings that I began my road to recovery – and the rest is history!
So, if you’re having a difficult time, I can tell you this: believe in yourself, and that healing process will begin – without you even realizing! To sum things up, if we can keep believing to overcome life’s obstacles against a backdrop of knowing we can never fail, then things will start to fall into place. In the words of poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: ‘Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.’
Believe in yourself – your story starts now!
Thanks for reading my friends, and I hope you can go away full of self-belief – ready to seize the day! As ever, my mission is to help others experience joy and abundance in their everyday lives, and I’d love to help you too! You’ll be pleased to know you’re in the right place, as there’s lots here to help you get started. Whether it’s reading further blog articles with your cup of coffee, or checking out the latest episodes on my ever-popular ‘Do It With Dan’ podcast! For further learning, my bestselling books explore my teachings in more detail, for you to absorb at your own pace. Believe in yourself to take this step, and I’m certain only good things will come of it!
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