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If you believe in yourself, there is little that can stop you from achieving whatever you want to have or be in life. Self-belief gives you the power to push forward and defy the odds. You will be able to face and to handle any roadblocks that come your way. You’ll also have the power to brush off the naysayers. You will have peace of mind when you maintain your self-belief.
To keep that self-belief strong, you need to define your goals. You wouldn’t expect to begin a long road trip without a map. You need a map to guide you on your journey to success. Too many people skip this step, become discouraged and disillusioned, wondering why they aren’t getting anywhere.
Goals are your guidance, but carrying through with them is only done when you believe that it’s possible. The belief is the energy and the focus you need to take action. It helps you to move forward and complete your tasks.
When you have self-belief, you exude confidence. Don’t misunderstand me, this is different from arrogance. Self-belief is a calm, quiet, powerful tool, and others will be attracted to that confidence. They will follow your lead, and you will help show them what is possible. When you run into stumbling blocks and challenges on your journey (and you will), that confidence will help you move ahead. You will figure out how to take alternative action when necessary. The people following you will respect that as well.
Situations, people and forces will try to beat you down. You may even find yourself letting it happen. You need to get re-centered on why you started on your journey in the first place. Revisit your “why”, and then use affirmations to reinforce your message to yourself. Be consistent with your affirmations.
Unfortunately, many of the negative forces are going to be from your family and friends. They will frame it as helping you avoid mistakes. Many people succumb to this negative pressure and give up. It can be tough when the people you feel should be in your corner cheering you on are the ones telling you that you can’t do something, you’re wasting your time, etc.
One way to get ahead of this is to join a group of like-minded individuals. It can be related to your business, or it can be a group that focuses on self-help. These organizations exist to try and push the negative forces out and move toward success. It’s great to go to meetings and get encouragement from such a group.
Attending this type of group can sometimes lead to friendships that will last a lifetime. You may even form business partnerships from these friendships. Regardless of the eventual outcome, it’s good to know you have the support of like-minded people. They understand when everyone else around you doesn’t. This kind of support will help you stay strong, moving forward with your journey in life to achieve what you want, both personally and professionally.
This article was originally published on: http://majorupbeatme.com/self-belief/
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Cheryl A Major lives in Westford and is a Certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant. Her TV show, Thin Strong Healthy, airs on WestfordCat and is an offshoot of her blog http://ThinStrongHealthy.com. Cheryl offers ongoing information, live and online courses and personal health coaching to help you feel better and be healthier. Follow Cheryl on Twitter @CherylAMajor. She is also a full time residential Realtor with Coldwell Banker with more than 25 years experience.
Cheryl’s book, “Eat Your Blues Away”, is available in select Whole Foods Markets and on Amazon in both Kindle and paperback!