Setting Goals is important to know where we want to go in this journey called Life. But most of us do not have goals and live life as it comes or even if we set goals for us to achieve a good life, we give up on the way when we face challenges! We give up because we start doubting ourselves, lose our confidence and faith in what we could possibly achieve.
In today’s post, I write about how to have faith in yourself and believing that you can achieve what you want by following your dreams, your goals!
What is Faith?
The dictionary meaning of Faith is “Having complete trust or confidence in
someone or something”. That someone has to be yourself!
As per Napolean Hill, in his famous book “Think and Grow Rich“, Faith is the Head chemist of the mind. It is the state of mind which may be induced, or created, by affirmation or repeated instructions to the subconscious mind, through the principle of auto-suggestion.
In simple language, it is nothing but belief in yourself and the unseen that your goals, your dreams will come true.
Five ways to learn to believe in yourself
- It’s Possible
Nothing is impossible. As the famous saying goes, “Even the word impossible says i m possible”. There is nothing that you cannot do what others can do. Everybody is this universe has access to the same resources that you have. It is upto you to make the best of these resources to achieve your goal and it is important to believe it’s possible.
Expect the best to happen and be positive that what you want is going to happen. The mind is a very powerful magnet and it attracts from the universe what you expect, whether positive or negative. Hence, expect only the positive and discipline your mind to filter out the negativity.
- It’s Hard
If only Life was Easy, it would have been beautiful to live in an ideal world. But that is not the case and we know it. Many a time, everything is going well and then life catches you on the blind side. You get caught in the past thinking how beautiful life was, instead of thinking how to get back on track and live the life that you want to live. Have faith and fight back. Life is hard and you have to fight harder to remain positive and keep the faith.
- You deserve to live your dreams
You and I deserve every bit of the life that we wish to live. Life’s not fair and it’s so right. Nobody said it would be fair to all. We dream, set goals. But we give up when we face challenges and go back to live the mediocre life which we are used to living.
Believing in ourselves is the start to progressing towards our goals. We can only believe when we know we deserve it!
- Visualize it
This may sound strange initially, but on practicing “Visualization” on a regular basis, you will start to notice that things are happening that are getting you closer to your goals.
Visualize your goals, see them in your mind as if you already have achieved those goals. Feel them with all your senses – be it a beautiful home, magnificent car, relationships, perfect health conditions, wealth, vacations etc. Be sincere with your thoughts and attach emotions to your thoughts as this will invigorate you and the universe will respond to your thoughts and emotions.
Suddenly you will find yourself doing a lot more of things that you always wished to do but felt inhibited under your normal circumstances.
- Face your Fears
We all have our fears, something that blocks us, holds us back from living our dreams. Fear is the number one factor which stops and totally defeats us when we are on path to achieving our goals. Fear of doubt, fear of low self-esteem, fear of having no belief, all this leads to having no faith in ourselves.
Look back at your lives. What is that you fear? What is keeping you from doing the things that you would like to do? Don’t condemn yourselves for having those fears. Acknowledge them, embrace them and move on… What you resist will persist!
Quoting Les Brown – Fear is False Expectations Appearing Real. We give our fears more powers than they deserve and permit them to govern our lives.
Face your fears again and again and again. Imagine the worst that can happen. Whatever doesn’t kill you, only makes you stronger.
Taking action is the most difficult of all. You may develop Faith, know that your goals are possible, have belief in yourself, visualize your goals and also face your fears. But knowing all this and taking no action at all puts you back into your comfort zone.
Find what it is that fuels your passion. Go for it with all your faith and you will see changes happening in your life. You will progress towards your goals. Be patient, persistent and positive. Take action towards your goals and you will be happy to live your life as you want it to be.
Keep progressing towards your freedom!