Manufacture Your Day by BELIEVING IN YOURSELF
Do you believe in yourself and your abilities?
So often we allow self-doubt to overcome us, which obviously doesn’t serve us at all.
There are so many people who think that they aren’t good enough.
Let me tell you, “You’re enough of everything.”
I would like to share a personal story with you. Yesterday I found something that brought me back to the early days in my business. I had learned at a Dale Carnegie Training that having a vision (see it in your mind, and you make it real) and writing it down in the present tense is super important, and as a new business owner, that’s what I did.
I printed a picture and wrote, “I deliver my first workshop and I feel from the beginning that it is a real success. The people are very responsive and I can see that they got really into it. My feedback sheets show that everybody liked it and some people say it is the best training they have ever attended.” June, 2007
4 months later I facilitated my first and only workshop that I had designed at the time. It was a 2-hour workshop for machine operators, and I facilitated the same workshop 9 times – 3 workshops per day.
It is really amazing what passion, purpose and the belief in your abilities can do.
Self-doubt is something that you can overcome and here are 3 tips to get started:
- Say STOP when these doubtful thoughts bubble to the surface of your thought process before they spin out of control. Saying stop will increase your awareness when you think thoughts that hold you back, and then you have the chance to rephrase that thought into a positive one.
- Shoot for a PB (personal best) – when I participate in races I always go for a personal best. There are many runners, swimmers and cyclists who are way faster than I am but that’s not what this is about. I want to be the best I can be. Comparing yourself to others can be a real downer. It is always better to stay true to yourself and give it your best effort.
- Setbacks are temporary and part of the process. Everyone has setbacks in their personal and professional life. The only difference is how you handle these setbacks. If you have many setbacks, it just shows that you take more chances. Keep in mind that it’s great to have a goal but that there are many different ways to accomplish that goal. If you feel that you can never deviate from your plan, it can mentally wear you out. Stay flexible in your approach, you will get there.
If you want to get better control over your life, you have to practise to shut up that voice in the back of your head.
I believe in you. Now it’s your turn to believe in yourself!
Food for Thought:
In what areas do you have room for improvement when it comes to self-doubt?
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