BElieve in YOUrself.
What does believe in yourself really mean to you, and how do we start the process to practice it?
I always start looking for what will push my clients past a place of discomfort and work on growing what that feels like, we will spend some time acknowledging it and then stepping out, thats exciting to witness. My discomfort strategy is often not without some angst; however, it's worth it once you're on the other side.
So how about a few tips to try?
These will get you through some of the discomfort and you can see how that feels. let's go!
Try putting yourself out there, and be OK with not knowing if people will accept you. Scary huh? Again, feeling levels of discomfort and being OK with it, that is key.
Sticking to a new, or old for that matter, habit and not listening to the negative self-talk that usually holds you back. If the negative self-talk pops up, thank it and then remind yourself of that time you nailed a challenge and how great you did and what strength you used. Call on that strength to negate the bad self-talk.
Then when you think you have done the above, stick to it some more, and learn to trust yourself. Go on, you've got this!
Stop the fear when going into situations not knowing, lean in and learn to be OK with that.
Learn through repeated attempts that it's OK to fail, that you can be OK in failure; in fact, you can be brilliant because you know these are stepping stones to bigger and better for you.
Understand through repeated experiments that you are stronger than you think. You are more capable and more tolerant of discomfort than you realise.
And in this practice, you will find yourself. Your absolute beautiful self, and with that comes the realisation you were damn fine all along.