I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears, behold I will heal thee.
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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sunday Sunshine: Believe In Yourself

I am going to do a post on believing in yourself for 2 reasons. . . . because if we don't then who will and also because it's something I forget to do sometimes. But I am not going to focus on the later reason :)

If we don't than who will?? I found a website that has steps to help us Believe in ourselves, so I will share that with you. . .maybe it works, maybe it doesn't :)

"It is the decisions you make, when you have no time to make them, that define who you are"

Believing in yourself is one of the first steps to success. If you don't have confidence in yourself, it will be difficult to succeed in anything.

STEP 1: Learn how to make decisions based on your experiences that you believe. If you don't have your own thinking, you can never be successful..
STEP 2: Set goals. When you set goals, you have control.
STEP 3: Recognize when you achieve your goals, so that you will build your confidence.
STEP 4: Consider reasons you fail. Everyone fails to achieve some goal, but if you learn from the failure, you will be more likely to succeed.
STEP 5: Use realistic expectations to judge your success. Do not expect to run a four minute mile, until you have trained and conditioned for running.
STEP 6: Listen to critics, but never let them convince you that you are less than you are. Some critics will tear you down to make themselves look bigger and better, while others will offer critical advice to help you make changes to improve yourself.
STEP 7: Give your time and energy to others. When you do this, you will get positive feed back and get respect from others. These are building blocks for self respect, which is essential to believing in yourself.
STEP 8: Believe in yourself, you will do your best.

*Get to know yourself before you believe in yourself. Know what works best for you.

So this is something that I never really struggled with when I was younger. . .but as I age, and life beats me up a little and I experience failures in my life, I have began to doubt myself more and more. I find myself sabotaging my positive thinking and optimistic outlook.

So my sunshine thought today is 'become your biggest fan'!!

Save a Life* Be Someone's Hero* Be an Organ Donor

1 comment:

Skye is the Limit! said...

NEW FOLLOWER! Skyes mommy, I found you through sarahs blog.
Can wait to read more!

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