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The power of self belief, overcome your doubts

Updated: Jul 27, 2023


What is belief?

an acceptance that something exists or is true, especially one without proof.

It’s like trusting someone or something with all your energies it’s like having firm confidence in something

Belief in life:

Beliefs are things that we believe to be true, regardless of the evidence. They are the assumptions we make about the world. They influence our thoughts, behaviours, and attitudes in significant ways.

Your belief shapes the whole of your life, it influences not only our thoughts but also our actions and behaviours

Power of belief:

The power of belief resides in its ability to do four things:

•Belief creates a vision

•Belief creates strength of will

•Belief creates resilience

•Belief ignites and activates.

There is a saying that says - “Where there’s a will there’s a way”.

The way is all about your belief when you have a strong belief in something you will find a way or make one.

The Galatea effect suggests that when we believe in our abilities to achieve a goal, the more likely we’ll be to achieve it. However, when we don’t believe in our capabilities, the more likely we’ll be to not achieve results. Our success depends on our conviction that we can achieve our goals.

Belief — that’s it, and sometimes that’s everything. You cannot have self-doubt or belief together, Either your energy goes to believing something

Or it goes for denying or doubting it

You cannot just accept or doubt something collectively

What do you think self-doubt is?

Self-doubt is a lack of confidence regarding yourself and your abilities. It's a mindset that holds you back from succeeding and believing in yourself. Self-doubt is the silent killer of ur

belief.

How We Deal With Self Doubt ?

Because self-doubt is such an unpleasant experience, we often deal with it in automatic and unconscious ways—some of which can be good and others not so good. Here are a few of these ways:


Self-handicapping

Self-handicapping is a defensive strategy that helps us blur the reasons for our mistakes or failures. Using drugs, alcohol, and procrastination are examples of self-handicaps that enable us to blame our struggles on something other than our incompetence. Unfortunately, this strategy often just leads to worsening self-doubt


Overachievement

Overachievement is a strategy that helps prevent mistakes and failures. If we are self-doubting, we might not believe that our regular efforts or competence alone will be enough to succeed. So we put in a super amount of effort. Unfortunately, we still might struggle with self-doubt because we have no way of knowing whether it was the extra effort or our smarts that made us successful.


Imposter syndrome

Imposter syndrome is when we feel like the success we've experienced is not an accurate reflection of our underlying abilities. We've done well, but we're afraid we can't keep up or compete with other people who are at our level. We might credit our success to luck, timing, or good fortune.

How to Overcome Self Doubt

Self-doubt is closely linked to self-esteem. And according to Schiraldi (2007), our self-esteem is built on top of three building blocks:

1. Unconditional self-worth. A sense that our worth is neither increased nor decreased by external factors like the way people treat us, our decisions, or the amount of money we make.

2. Unconditional love. Permanent love from ourselves and others.

3. Growth. Developing desirable personal qualities, making good decisions, and building our strengths.

Note how two of these are "unconditional", or in other words, unchangeable or certain. You can see how self-doubt—or uncertainty—could begin to destabilize these blocks and erode our self-esteem. So it may be helpful to think through how to stabilize these blocks. To do so, ask yourself: 

* How might you maintain confidence in yourself even when you make mistakes or experience failure?

* How might you maintain confidence in yourself even when you are treated poorly or not given unconditional love from others?


Thinking through these questions and developing a mindset that helps you maintain your self-worth may help self-doubts from taking over.


Tips to Stop Self-Doubt

Here are a few more strategies that can help you stop self-doubts:


Use positive self-talk

Positive self-talk is when we say things to ourselves that are kind, positive, or supportive. Positive self-talk is generally thought to be good for mental health and has even been shown to improve performance


Use affirmations for self-doubt

Positive affirmations may be considered a type of positive self-talk because we repeat statements to ourselves to shift our mindset in ways that make us feel more self-confident and optimistic. For example, we might say, "I am strong and capable", "I am doing my best and that is enough", or "I am capable of anything I put my mind to". These affirmations may help us feel more sure about ourselves even when our lives feel wobbly.


Practice self-compassion

We can likely decrease the negative impact of mistakes and failures by being more compassionate towards ourselves. For example, we might treat ourselves like we would treat a friend, replace our inner critic with an inner cheerleader, or remind ourselves that we are only human and we deserve to be treated kindly, at the very least by ourselves.


Find your strengths

Rather than focusing on your weaknesses or challenges, it can be helpful to focus more on your strengths. First, find your strengths by asking yourself what you're good at. Then try to focus on these strengths when and if you find that you are doubting yourself.

And you know what world is enough to knock you down you don’t need to be doing it yourself. Whenever the circumstances knock you down rise with ur head up

Start trusting yourself it’s ur battles and you have fought them all bravely you are a survivor.

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