One of nature’s most beautiful and cruel tricks is how easily the human mind is swayed. Our minds, with all of their infinite capabilities, are known for being influenced by the way that we think and the things that are said to us. While this can be great when a parent tells their child that they will do great before a soccer game, the outcome isn’t nearly as favorable when we tell ourselves that we can’t handle what is in front of us. Our minds need positive input to do amazing things, and more than that, they need us to believe in ourselves in order to truly reach for success. In this article, we are going to discuss the power of belief and positive self-talk.
The Power of Believing in Yourself
Believing in something means having faith in the outcome of an event. It involves trusting in the fact that you can handle something or will rise to the occasion when you need to. Rather than focusing on the ways that you might fail or what might go wrong, if you believe in yourself, you will trust in the idea that everything is going to work out, and that you are ready to do what it takes to see it through. When you have this belief, you will notice that things tend to work out a lot more. Instead of walking into a new challenge already defeated, you will be prepared to fight and rise to the occasion, and you will notice that you win more and are willing to invest more to win.
Embracing Positive Self-Talk
Positive self-talk is an idea that is constantly being touted by psychologists around the globe. Since they are our resident experts on how the mind works and what can influence it, it is easy to assume that they have some pretty good insights here. The general idea is that if you speak to yourself more gently and about yourself with more positive language, you will ultimately program your mind to work more effectively and work in a way that supports those positive outcomes. Instead of saying that you can’t handle something, focus on thinking that you worked hard for something and are prepared to see it through. Don’t tell yourself that you are overwhelmed. Instead say that you just need to break down the problem further so that you can overcome it and then do exactly that. Focus on talking to yourself like you can and will do what needs to be done to succeed and watch how it changes things for.
Believing in yourself seems like such a childish concept for most people, but it really is powerful. If you don’t believe in yourself, you will always be afraid to give yourself over to something completely. True success means investing all that you have into an outcome and trusting that it will work out. Take time to really trust in your abilities and talk yourself up and see how it can improve your performance!