Do you have enough self-belief?
As I sit at Sydney international airport ready to embark on my new life living overseas, I finally have a chance to reflect on what I have accomplished over the past 2 years. I will be the first to admit that the past 2 years has been a roller coaster ride of ups and downs! Many of my clients, family members and friends have also agreed that the years 2014 and 2015 (and start of 2016) have been quite challenging! The good news is that I have (and many people I have worked with) have come out the other side feeling both physically and mentally stronger.
So is there a secret to surviving challenging times and moving forward?
Well, it is definitely not how much money you earn, what amazing place you have recently visited or what job opportunities have been offered. It’s quite simple really, but it’s often the simple solutions that are the biggest challenge…….self-belief.
I realised that if I wanted to achieve the long list of ideas I had floating around in my head, I would have to start believing in myself. Whilst I have taught clients and health professionals a formula in how to achieve personal and health success, I wasn’t actually practising it myself! Sure, I was doing ‘ok’ in most areas but I knew that I could achieve so much more if I stepped out of my comfort zone and literally jumped in the deep end.
I would say that all of my clients who have achieved success with their health followed a few or all of the tips I have listed below. For myself, I have actually followed all of tips and now am living the life I truly love. Don’t get me wrong, I am nowhere near completion but there is nothing nicer than having no regrets and feeling proud of the many steps you have taken to achieve a goal. The first step on the journey is believing in yourself, who you are and what you can achieve.
Bec’s tips for achieving personal and health success (i.e increasing your self-belief):
- Start with a vision board. Cut out pictures and words that describe who you want to be and what you want to achieve. Stick them on a large piece of cardboard. The options are endless and can be quite exciting! Add to it over time. Keep vision board in a place where you can see it every morning when you wake up and just before you got to sleep e.g, back of bedroom door. Never underestimate such a simple idea. I have achieved about 80% on my board.
- Watch your language – do you have thoughts and use words such as I can’t, I don’t have time, what’s the point, I’m not good enough, what if I fail, It’s too hard, I’ll start next month, I should, I am not sure? These all represent self doubt and uncertainty and consequently translate into negative actions and habits.
- Reframe your thoughts and words. Just like learning another language, the more you practice the sooner you will become ‘fluent’ with using positive, proactive dialogue. Practice using language such as: I will, I can, It’s worth it, It’s a working progress, I am good enough, for life to change I have to change, I want to, just do it, I am strong, one step at a time, never give up.
- Read all about it. To help change your language, try reading books such positive psychology or as autobiographies for inspiration. I especially like listening to audio tapes and reading material by motivational speaker and businessman, the late Jim Rohn. He offers so much practical yet valuable advice on how to change your mindset to achieve personal success.
- Celebrate successes no matter how small. It’s important to recognise our successes along the way to reflect on our strengths and maintain momentum. This will encourage us to persist and strengthen our self-belief.
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