You Always Have a Choice
In order to believe in yourself, you first have to believe that what you want is possible.
Scientists used to believe that humans responded to information flowing into the brain from the outside world. But what we now know is that instead, we respond to what the brain — based on previous experience — expects to happen next.
In fact, the mind is such a powerful instrument; it can deliver literally everything you want through the power of positive expectation.
This is the importance of always holding a positive expectation that what you want is going to happen. It is simply a choice and a discipline of the mind.
Learning how to believe in yourself will open up endless possibilities in your life. At times you may find this difficult to do. The truth is that we’ve been conditioned throughout our lives to doubt ourselves. We must retrain ourselves to get rid of our fears and self-doubt in order to build self-esteem and self-confidence.
Everything you have in your life is a result of your belief in yourself and the belief that it’s possible. Here are the four most important steps to learning how to believe in yourself. Practice them and you’ll be amazed at the results:
- Believe it’s possible
Believe that you can do it regardless of what anyone says or where you are in life.
- Visualize it
Think about exactly what your life would look like if you had already achieved your dream.
- Act as if
Always act in a way that is consistent with where you want to go.
- Take action towards your goals.
Do not let fear stop you, nothing happens in life until you take action.
Understanding The 3 Levels of Personality.
You can imagine your personality by thinking of a target with concentric rings. Your personality is made up of five rings, starting from the center with your values and radiating outward to the next circle, your beliefs and values in life.
- Believe in Yourself
If you have positive values, such as love, compassion, and generosity, you will believe that people in your world are deserving of these values and you will treat them accordingly. When you believe in yourself and chose to be a good person you will find yourself to be more positive and successful in life.
- Set Expectations and Know Your Values in Life
Your beliefs, in turn, determine the third ring of your personality, your expectations. If you have positive values, you will believe yourself to be a good person.
If you believe in yourself to be a good person, you will expect good things to happen to you. If you expect good things to happen to you, you will be positive cheerful, and future oriented. You will look for the good in other people and situations.
- Attitude: Expect Good Things to Happen
The fourth level of your personality, determined by your expectations, is your attitude. Your attitude will be an outward manifestation or reflection of your values, beliefs, and expectations.
For example, if your value is that this is a good world to live in and your belief is that you are going to be very successful in life, you will expect that everything that happens to you is helping you in some way.