What is it about our minds and the incessant voices in our heads that want us to believe everything we see hear and think about?
If you are anything like me, there is a battle than can rage inside your head going back and forth from positive to negative and between what’s true and what’s not. It’s almost as if it isn’t enough that other people can bring this kind torture to us without us bringing it upon ourselves.
Since children we are conditioned to believe certain things, that we can only do what other’s say we can do and that life has limits and if we ever go beyond then, well who knows what will happen! Our lives are built on fear, fear of failure, rejection and now fear of never fully getting what we truly want in this beautiful once in a lifetime life!
That’s why this is so important; because if we stop telling these lies, limiting our choices and chances we can all live an abundant, love fuelled and exciting life, we can all believe that our dreams are possible and that doesn’t have to be a constant struggle.
To believe in yourself is 100% important and it’s those little lies that turn into doubts which can chip away at you and your self-confidence, so be sure to look at the following 7 examples of lies that you tell yourself and how to deal with them.
Your dreams are unrealistic and impossible to achieve
Why is it that as human’s we are compelled to root for the underdog the person who has everything against them but they still achieve the impossible? It’s because we relate, we want to do the exact same things yet we stop ourselves because we think it’s impossible.
We wait for something to happen to us or change our lives instead of going out there and getting it for ourselves. So ask yourself this, why are you waiting for permission to do what you’ve always wanted to do? Give yourself the permission and believe it is possible, do it today your self-confidence needs you!
You are not worthy of love
I just don’t get it when people believe this. We were all brought into this world through love, one way or another. The biggest love of all is our love of ourselves which over the years may have taken a huge battering from our peers or authority figures.
When your self-confidence is at an all-time low it can be pretty hard imagining that someone can love you. But that’s where it starts, if you love yourself then others will follow suit. Self-love is totally within your control, you can choose whether someone or something in your life is good or bad for you. You’ll gain more self-confidence the more you love yourself and the more that grows the more love will come your way.
You are worthy of love, everyone is worthy of love make no bones about it.
You do not deserve happiness
Happiness is available for everyone, we were born to be happy and because of that it is abundant and ever present. Never let anyone or anything tell you otherwise and remember that delaying happiness when you achieve a certain goal, or get that dream job or meet the perfect partner is just silly. Enjoy each day as they come, live in the present moment and most of all be grateful for all that you have.
Being happy on the inside creates better self-confidence because you know that you are all you need to be happy not external things or circumstances. So go be happy and smile, life is way too short to be miserable!
Your circumstances do not define your success
If people like J K Rowling, Martin Luther King and Oprah Winfrey all believed that their circumstances prior to making it big, were going to hinder their success in the future they wouldn’t be so successful as they are today.
Your current circumstances do not define you or your success. You define you. If you continue to let your past failures affect your future your self-confidence will wither away and die. You will be on an endless cycle of defeat and negativity. You’ve got to believe that through whatever challenge comes up or difficulty that will emerge that you can still achieve your dreams and desires.
You are not enough
Who has told you this other than yourself? You may have been fed these lies in your past and yet you still continue to believe them, for what reason?
Each day you can be a better person than you were the day before. You can choose to be kind, caring and loving or you can chose to believe that you are not enough and drag everyone along on the miserable journey with you.
Everyone is more than good enough. You are intelligent, you are beautiful, you are resourceful and you are strong. You are good enough! You have to believe this before anyone else will believe it and even if they don’t who cares!
You are not special or unique
This has to be the biggest lie of all because there is no one on this god given earth more unique than you. There is no one else here like you, not in their looks, their body, their personality or their capability to succeed.
We were all born to fulfill our own purpose, every single one of us, and it is up to you to work out what that it. This makes you special and unique. You have to embrace who you are, flaws, quirks, oddities and everything!
Never believe you are not special, you are and don’t you forget it!
You are not worthy of being wealthy
Wealth can mean many things to many people. It can be defined in monetary value, in relationships, love and it can be defined in inner peace and way of life. It is 100% your personal choice what it means to you.
If you think you are not worth of the wealth you desire, ask yourself what kind of beliefs do you have around money or whatever it is. Question these beliefs and create a new story on acquiring new beliefs and the wealth you want.
You know we all deserve so much more than we expect as there is abundance in all this. Our self- confidence is dictated by our beliefs and what stories we decide to tell ourselves. So from today promise yourself you will tell better more positive stories. You have one life so make sure it’s a good one.
You deserve it.
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