Today’s blog post talks about how “self-belief is all you needed” to live your life. In my post, “5 Little-Known steps to become confident with yourself”, I shared 5 easy steps to develop self-confidence. Those steps helped me tremendously in my journey to confidence. If you have been following my blog post for quite some time and following the teachings in it. I am confident that you have developed a certain level of confidence by now.
Now, as you know, I am very passionate about confidence. Confidence is actually equal to self-belief. Self-belief means believing in yourself so that you can move to the next level of your life.
Miss World Winner of 2000, Priyanka Chopra said…
The only accessory that you need to wear well is confidencePriyanka Chopra “2000 Miss World Winner”
I love that. But why do you think that is? Why is Self-belief a.k.a confidence the accessory that you needed to wear well?
Why is self-belief all you needed?
- If you don’t believe in yourself, who else would?
- You are more inclined to see results
- Other people are inclined to listen
If you don’t believe in yourself, who else would?
I have asked myself this over and over before when I didn’t have the self-belief. Ernie, if you don’t believe in yourself, who else would?
I know you have big dreams. I know you have desires to reach. How will you be able to get there? How will you be able to reach, your definition of success without the self-belief that you can?
Bonnie Ware, an Australian Nurse shared in her book, “The Top Five Regrets of Dying”, one of the regrets that she gathered was, “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.”
This is huge in my culture. You may be one of those people who is living a life that others expect you to be. Like say, your parents want you to become a lawyer, so you did. But you wanted to become a singer. Something that your parents do not approve of and because you didn’t want to hurt your parents, you followed what they want you to do.
I am not saying to be a bad child and not listen to your parents, actually, I am. You may hate me for this, but I want you to do what YOU want to do. It is easier said than done, I know. But it is not selfish to do what you love. It is not selfish to do what makes you happy. Because otherwise, your self-belief will slowly go away. I know you don’t want to live an unhappy life right?
And the way to where you are and where you want to go may be rocky, but guess what? As long as you believe that you can get there. You will get there.
Another thing is, we all have fears. We have limiting beliefs. And they can cripple you sometimes. But once you’ve developed a certain level of self-belief even if you’re scared AF, you will get there. At least hold on to the idea that you are doing what YOU wanted to do. Not what others want you to do.
You are more inclined to see results
Acting in self-belief gives you results. Like I said earlier, you will face fears and limiting beliefs. They are meant to show up to protect you. Though that is a good intention it will stop you from seeing your full potential.
I’ve shared before that I wanted to become a motivational speaker. I didn’t believe that I can do it at first. I didn’t know how I will get there but I trusted in the process. Deep inside of me agrees that it is my purpose. So, I worked towards what I am called to do. Fast forward one year, and I am now a licensed public speaker. And last night, I did my very first speaking engagement. If I didn’t believe that I can do it along the way, I would have never had the results I have now.
So gorgeous, believe in yourself. Hold on to that self-belief and start taking action and I promise you, you will see results. It’s just a matter of time.
Other people are inclined to listen
I wanted to be transparent, this is not going to happen in the first attempt to show self-belief to others. Sometimes, it takes a little bit more action. But why am I sharing that once you have that self-belief, other people are inclined to listen?
Because they will. Not right away, but they will. In any field that you want to succeed in, if you exude self-belief, people will see that. They will feel it whenever they are around you. And here’s the kicker, once they have proven it, you can then impact them. Influence them. Help them. Or lead them.
Self-belief is important in order to show others that they too can reach the same level of belief that you have in yourself.
Remember the goal is to always start within! I’ve always believed that in order to influence others, I need to influence myself first. In order to grow others, I need to grow myself first. If that is your goal, well you now know that you need that self-belief first.
I cannot wait to hear your input about this blog post and as always, please share this with others whom you think need to read this. And as always…
Be Confidently YOU!