Starting something new for most people is scary. Those who don’t appear to be scared to step out of their comfort zone are likely one of two things. 1. Lying or 2. Believe strongly in themselves and their abilities.
We all know that one person who is confident and seems to accomplish everything they set out to do. This person has a strong belief in themself. They are usually pretty high energy, giving off major positivity vibes vs. any sort of jealous or judgmental ones.
Surround yourself with these believers those positive vibes people. These people encourage growth. Positive energy is contagious. Unfortunately, so is negative energy. Start to decrease the time and energy you put into the negative things and people in your life. This will only open up space on your calendar for all those positive vibes.
Allow yourself to identify and appreciate your unique talents, abilities, and strengths. As humans, we’re really good at finding our faults, but struggle to see our awesomeness. Except that narcissistic ex-boyfriend of course! Also as humans we can easily find perfection in everyone, but ourselves. The good news, we can use this to our advantage. Ask those who love you and see all of your awesomeness to tell you what they love about you.
Give back by sharing what you learn along the way with others. This allows you to be the positive person that others want to surround themselves with. Once you have a strong belief in yourself this one does become a little easier. When you start sharing your strengths with others your self-belief will naturally grow.
Set Goals to Improve Your Self-Belief.
Using your inherent strengths as a resource to help you grow is a great way to cultivate a strong belief in yourself.
Identifying positive aspects of ourselves, specifically our strengths, helps us to work towards accepting who we are in the moment, while acknowledging who and what we want to become.
This encourages us to accept ourselves even when we are not exactly where we want to be. Enabling us to acknowledge that we might not be exactly where, who, or what we want to become yet. While still strongly believing in who we are right now, our current abilities, and our ability to grow. This allows us to both accept ourselves and be open to growth.
Identifying a goal alone is not enough. We must first dig deep to identify our strengths, uncover what makes us truly happy, and what areas of our life we want to grow in.
To work towards self-acceptance and self-belief we want to goal set in a specific way.
3 Steps to prepare to Goal Set Towards Self-belief.
Be realistic with goal setting. We can learn and thrive in so many more areas than we think. But we have to walk before we can run. Along with setting those big 5/10 year goals, ensure you are breaking those goals down into monthly, weekly, and even daily goals. Then creating action steps that will help you hit all the little milestones along the way. These little wins will help you to start seeing your abilities. This will naturally start to improve you self-belief. *Hint: Goals Planners are perfect for this!
Eventhough, I just told you to be realistic, don’t be afraid to set big goals for yourself. It’s important to ensure that you are creating a realistic roadmap to get there. This includes identifying all the little steps along the way, and celebrating every win no matter how small.
Don’t forget to take care of yourself. This will come easier and easier along the way. As your self-belief grows so will your self-value. Helping you to acknowledge that you deserve rest, peace, and a little you time. Enjoying the process along the way is crucial to stay motivated to keep going.
Now that you are working towards growing your self-belief and have started to prepare to goal set, we’re ready for the final steps. How to set a goal no matter the context.
The four steps below can be used to set a goal no matter what that goal is. This especially works for setting goals towards increasing your self-belief.
4 Steps to Set Any Goal.
Identify your strengths (aka. What you are good at).
Honestly identify how happy you are in each area of your life (e.g. professional, personal, spiritual, cultural, and so on).
Identify how you want to grow in each area in #2 above. (I.e. This is a positive spin on what’s missing in each area. Sometimes it can help to think about what’s missing. Asking yourself, “how can I fill it… aka grow in that area).
Use 1, 2, and 3 above to set your goals and and create action plans for each area.
Breaking down our bigger goals (e.g. 5, 10 year goals) into smaller goals is a great way to start. Setting smaller goals with action steps that can be completed in 30-90 days is perfect. This helps us to identify and set action steps towards our goals that are attainable. Each little goal is essentially a step towards our big goals.