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Starting To Believe In Yourself

João Silas

This crazy life of ours is filled with ups and downs that we cannot control. We have to deal with many problems that we wish we didn’t have to on a daily basis. While there are many ways that life can get us down, we always have one potential fan cheering us on: ourselves. Life doesn’t get any easier as time passes by. It gets more complicated and elaborate as the seconds tick away from us. The world is a complicated place that makes believing in ourselves feel like a secondary concern. That couldn’t be any further away from the truth. Believing in ourselves allows us to be proud of who we are and where we’re headed. Confidence doesn’t come to us often, but with it, we can conquer anything in our path. When we believe in ourselves, we are putting faith into our ability to thrive. Having our backs makes life seem that much easier to handle.

Count Our Wins

Confidence comes from a series of successful attempts in a row. It could come from anything, but real confidence is such a hard thing to find. As human beings, we tend to focus on the negative aspects of our lives. It is easier to critique ourselves than to build ourselves up. If we begin to count our successes and triumphs over our losses, we start to see how successful we are. We see how important our notion of trying is just as important as us winning.

Talk Ourselves Up

The way we speak to ourselves also plays a huge factor in believing in ourselves. We tend to be overly critical of ourselves when it comes to aspects of our lives. Instead of talking down to ourselves, we should build our confidence up with encouraging words. There is no need for negativity in our minds. There is enough negativity in the world around us. If we work from the inside out, we can change the way people look at themselves.


One of the biggest aspects of believing in ourselves comes from nitpicking our persons. There is no reason to hate things about ourselves that we cannot change. Maybe one of our eyes is crooked. Our teeth aren’t as white as they should be, or as straight as other people. None of that matters: the only thing it does is support limitations. Once we can accept who and what we are, we begin to see the beauty in everything, including ourselves.

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