“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale
Most people will spend their entire life being told that their dreams are something that they can’t do. I was told many such things -> “You can’t play football with the boys!”(I was the only girl in an all boys team for so long), or “How can you become a psychologist?” etc. We all face this at some point in our lives. No one is immune to the negativity of the world. But you can still believe in yourself and change your life.
Do You find it hard to hear everyone around you tell you “You can’t”?
Can’t is such an ugly, often demotivating word. The more times you hear it, the easier it is to believe the lies that are being told. You have to search for a healing way to respond to it. Don’t believe any negative thoughts that people say about what you can’t do, because only you truly KNOW what you can or cannot do! And understand, that people who are negative towards you are often hiding a certain level of their own insecurity behind that “all put together” mask.
The Two Kinds of People
In this context, I believe there are two kinds of people in the world. There are those who take every ‘no’ they hear for an answer very literally, and then there are those who say ‘yes’ when people tell them ‘no’.
Which kind of individual are you destined to be?
We find it easy to classify ourself as one or the other, but in real life we are a bit of a ‘yes’ person and a little bit of a ‘no’ person. There are different people in our lives that make us respond differently. For example; if someone in your life has gained your trust, like your parents, say that there is no way that you could do something, you might believe them. But, if someone that you are only acquaintances with tells you that you can’t do it, you may be driven to prove them wrong.
Instead of taking the truth of others to heart, learn to say yes for yourself. The truth is, you can do anything you want. If you want to do it, then believe that if you try your best, you can get it, no questions asked. Put the power of positive thinking to work and put your dreams and goals out there.
You are destined to be YOU and no one else. Don’t let others negativity overshadow your awesomeness 🙂Tweet
Focus on the Positive like your life depended on it!
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
The first and most important step is to focus on the positive things in your life. When you feel that something is going wrong, even something minor, you need to take the time to find something positive in it. For example:
Negative: You get wet in a the pouring rain.
Positive: The rain is going to be great for the garden.
Negative: You get cut off by the traffic on a busy road.
Positive: By slowing down you may have saved yourself from being in an accident.
Negative: You drop your shopping bags.
Positive: You run into an old friend because you wait to pick up your shopping bags.
When you make an effort and take the time to see the positive things in life, you can focus on being able to say ‘yes I can’ when others say ‘no you can’t’.
You must believe that you too are worthy of having positive experiences in life.
You CAN do Anything!
“You have to believe in yourself.” ~ Sun Tzu
Believe this: “You have everything it takes to make what you want to happen, actually happen!”Tweet
Keep that big dream in mind and make sure you set your sights to it and just say YES. Take the first step(believing in yourself) to getting what you want and follow through with each consecutive step. Don’t try to jump from step one to step fifty. It’s not going to work. When you actually work steadily and diligently to get what you want in life it will come to you.
You deserve it, you want it, and you will accomplish it. Period.
Please don’t let difficulties, obstacles or discouragement hold you back from the life you truly deserve. You can have all you want by staying focused and taking it one step at a time through. Its a beautiful process of change.
Believe, stay focused on the positive and all the world can be in your hands.
Anything is possible for you through your strength of mind and perseverance.
My unbeatable and unshakable focus on the positive has got me where I am today…it can for you too.
So what are you waiting for? March towards the destiny that is waiting for YOU and only YOU. Let 2020 be YOUR year to unleash your awesomeness.
What do YOU think? How many times have you been told you “can’t” do something? How many times have you listened to your heart and just ‘done’ it and felt so good later? How do you believe in yourself and your abilities? Share your thoughts in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you!
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10 thoughts on “How to Believe in Yourself & Positively Change Your life”
I agree with the idea of finding the positives in everything, even though it may not be something that is easy to do. Reframing the mind does help change our state of being. We tend to feel a lot better when we are able to have a mental shift, and somehow things just turn for the better.
I love the positive energy of this post. Life gets much easier when you start believing in yourself. I can’t say that I’m always there, but I can say I at least encourage and support myself now. It makes a HUGE difference. 🙂
A very positive article, Zeenat. I do feel our attitude about life can encourage us to be happier and more fulfilled. Being positive is something that has helped me in life stay happy.
This is an uplifting article Zeenat and an excellent reminder that we have choice about seeing the positive in life. With all the negativity and challenges in the world deciding to focus on the positive is a radical act of healing and transformation and is deeply self-nurturing. Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom and insights!
Thank you for sharing your inspiring thoughts, Zeenat. Finding a silver lining in every dark cloud makes situations so much easier to cope with.
So true! Everything happens for s reason, and seeing the gift or blessing in every situation helps me to stay in the positive and be grateful!
you are so right.
I started my business 6 months ago.
thinking positive can change your life dramatically.
A very encouraging article, Zeenat! I love your focus on the positive. This is the essential point, isn’t it: “Instead of taking the truth of others to heart, learn to say yes for yourself.” It takes practice to listen to ourselves instead of others, but we can all accomplish this and will feel so much better when we do.
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