“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval”, Mark Twain.
I spoke in my last post about how comparing myself to others lowered my self-belief, and caused me to stop doing the things that I needed to do. I realised from that experience, and others, that my main weakness, and the main obstacle to my personal and business growth, is my self-belief. I have started to work hard on this, and so it is a topic that is dear to my heart.
There are many different ways to grow self-belief. It’s just a matter of finding which one, or few, work best. Different methods may work better at different times and in different circumstances.
Some methods I use to build my self-belief include:
• Reading about people who are on a similar journey to me, and who have found success;
• Listening to Ted Talks;
• Pondering on inspirational quotes;
• Reading books by, and watching videos of people who inspire me;
• Talking to my mentors;
• Spending time with positive people;
• Reciting daily affirmations;
• Reading encouraging verses from the Bible; and
• Imagining myself succeeding at the things I want to do.
I find the last 3 of these methods to be particularly powerful. I think that this is because they focus directly on my imagination, and as I said in my last post, the brain doesn’t know the difference between imagination and reality.
What do you do to improve your self-belief and thought life?
If I can help in any way, please let me know in the comments section or, if you prefer, contact me directly.