Why I Need To Believe In Me
The self-belief I need to be successful again
I need to believe in me. After all, no else is going to fix this for me. It is all on me and it’s time for me to take responsibility. I can do this.
But I’m consumed with doubt. My decision making has led to periods of pain for me and my family.
This is my mind, although I suspect it’s in most people’s mind as well. The internal reverberations of arguing the rights and wrongs. Of facing reality, or denying it. That’s what’s in my mind at the moment.
It’s been made worse because as much as I have done well in the past, I’ve also chosen to do the wrong thing as well. As a result, I lack confidence and it chews away, causing doubt in what I can achieve.
I end up questioning and challenging my approach to everything and it’s not helping.
I know I shouldn’t doubt myself instead I should carry the self-belief I need. I have the skills and if I don’t, I have the mindset to learn them. All I need is belief.
You see, I know how to be successful. I have had plenty of successes in the past, all great moments.
I have had many glorious successes, frequently smashing sales targets and winning prizes for my achievement. I have also successfully adopted an approach of deep work and analysis to solve several monumental problems. I can, and have delivered.
The successes I’ve had have come from my ability to exploit my strengths, such as utter determination. I don’t give in, with perseverance my mainstay. Combined with my logical and analytical mindset I have delivered time and time again.
I have done it in the past and I can do it again in the future.
The errors of the past
Yes, I have made plenty of mistakes in the past, who hasn’t. But that doesn’t make it okay, no definitely not.
I sometimes paint these errors as failures and maybe they were. But, they were my errors. They were negative outcomes from poor decision-making on my part. My decision, no one else’s.
Now is not the time to dwell on them, rather it’s time to learn from them. Why did I make that bad decision? After all, I know that actions have consequences.
I must use what I’ve learnt. I need to stop being impulsive and instead take the time to consider the decision more thoroughly. I must stop making the same mistake (I’m good at that!) so that I can move forward with my life.
From today I must be more self-assured, confident in my ability to succeed. I have on one hand the knowledge of my past glories. I know what it takes to succeed, I have done it before and I can do it again.
But, I also have with me the lessons from the errors I’ve made before. I have to put in place a more rigorous decision-making process, then I have a chance of even greater success.
This isn’t time for me to become arrogant and pig-headed in my approach. It’s about belief. The belief that will come from combing my strengths with the lessons from my errors.
Now I can believe in me.