6 Ways To Build Unshakable Faith In Yourself

Do you often find yourself asking, “But what if I fail?”  Do you have a strong foundation of faith in yourself or are you always doubting what you can and cannot do? It can be hard to believe in yourself, especially if you feel like you are unworthy or incapable. If seeing within yourself all of the great things that are you capable of and good about yourself is difficult, then read this to start building the confidence and faith in yourself that will be unshakable.

1. Give yourself credit. Recognize the skills that you have and the good things about yourself. Give yourself credit for all of the good things that you can do. I bet there are a lot. If this is hard to do then think about all of the things you do that people compliment you on. When you start giving yourself credit for all of the things that you do well, then you will be more apt to attempt to do other things as well.

2. Set and meet your goals. Setting goals for yourself is one of the most powerful methods for achieving what you want in life.  Achieving your goals is priceless when it comes to fostering self-confidence and faith in yourself. Set your goals for yourself and do your best to meet those goals. If you need motivation setting your goals and going after them then read The 20 Greatest Goal And Goal Setting Quotes Of All Time.

3. Learn from your failures. So you went for it and came up short. So what! Instead of viewing your failures as failures, view them as learning opportunities. With your learning you are now equipped to do better the next time. You did something wrong so that you know for sure it’s wrong and now you’ll have an easier time knowing what’s right. Everything that goes wrong in your life is an opportunity to learn, so embrace it.

4. Stop listening to toxic people. This includes you! Toxic people are always certain that everything is impossible, and they are quick to dismiss any idea as doomed to fail. Don’t let these kinds of people poison your mind or steal your energy just because they have lost theirs. They’ll poison your mind into a state of hopelessness.  And don’t YOU do the same either.  Think positive thoughts about yourself and do your best to stop saying bad things about yourself and other people altogether.

5. Keep moving forward and don’t procrastinate. Keep your momentum going to prevent from getting stuck in the past or focusing on past mistakes. Put all of your energy into moving forward insetad of worrying about what you can and cannot do. Keep yourself from procrastinating too. Procrastination is a form of self-punishment all by itself. By putting things off that you need to get done it only serves to fuel a more negative self-image. Don’t procrastinate and give yourself a chance or reason to beat yourself up. Keep moving forward.

6. Challenge yourself! If you only take on the easy projects or tasks in life how can you expect to have faith that you are capable of doing things that have an element of challenge to them?  Prove it to yourself that you can step-up when needed by doing just that, take on every challenge that comes along. Nothing worth having ever comes easy and if it doesn’t challenge us, it doesn’t change us.

If you don’t have faith in yourself you will never strive to reach the next level in your life.  You won’t chase your dreams and ideas and you will always be limiting your success in life.  Believe in yourself and others will believe in you too.

Do you have any ways that you like to build your self-confidence and faith in yourself that are not written above?  Please share them.

Andy Wooten M.A. Counseling – Certified Life Coach – Aspen, Colorado

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