Create a little more self belief

Imagine you are standing in a space with your toes against a dotted line.

On this side of the line you believe your negative thoughts. You accept that how you see things now is the way you will always see them. Any adverse feelings that you have about the way others see you and your future prospects will just continue. You are firmly convinced that the pattern is set and there are no other options available.

The other side of the dotted line comes from your memory of who you are on a good day. Think of what you achieved. Remember how you felt and how things looked at the time.

Now for the good news. You don’t need to change everything to cross the dotted line and reconnect with the productive you. You don’t have to fix every problem and deal with every uncertainty that you are facing. You only need to choose to do one thing – take a single step over the line. This could be a decision to put off something unimportant that’s worrying you, or to act on part of a problem. Perhaps even deciding that now is a time to trust your judgement and make a commitment to follow through with something.

When we think of committing to difficult challenges or change it’s normal to imagine a long hard climb up the hill. The important question is not what is going to stop you from reaching the top, but what is holding you back from taking the the first step. The first step requires the most effort and energy, and that’s why most people stumble at the first hurdle.

Remember that the first step is probably not about you taking something on alone. It’s probably a face-to-face conversation with someone helpful who you trust and who cares about you.

Once self belief is established it’s surprising just how quickly it builds.

 

“if you don’t like something, change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it”

Mary Engelbreit 

 

 

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