How to Make Believing in Yourself Easy

If Thomas Edison were here today, he’d shout it from the rooftops:

We are capable of astounding ourselves!

In a previous post, I dished out 15 awe-inspiring things that happen when you start believing in yourself

And because this self-belief can turn your world around in unimaginable ways, I’m determined to help you make it a permanent part of your life.

No more roller-coaster rides of motivation and self-worth. 

No more spiralling between zest for life and head-banging frustration. 

What we’re after is a self-belief that takes root and flourishes in your mind.

Now, let’s refresh your memory on the mind-blowing benefits of believing in yourself.

For the full lowdown, feel free to check out the original post.

Believing in yourself makes you:

  • A go-getter
  • Proactive
  • Positive
  • Goal-oriented
  • Responsible
  • Appreciative of every win
  • Generous to others
  • Kinder to yourself
  • A starter and finisher
  • Motivated
  • Resilient
  • Satisfied and fulfilled with your life
  • Confident
  • Attractive

Quite the transformative lineup, right?

Imagine yourself bathed in all these positive emotions, fueled with the power to conquer anything that comes your way. 

The following tips are your golden ticket to that reality.

These are the tried-and-tested gems I’ve personally implemented, propelling my own happiness from a dismal 5 to a dazzling 8 (on a scale of 10, with 10 being the highest). 

Believe me, 5 is a dark place you don’t want to visit.

But 8? It’s fantastic, and I’m always striving for more.

“But what if I don’t believe in myself?”

You ask.

I know what you mean but let me tell you. 

No matter how fragile your self-belief may be right now, it’s a pursuit worth chasing with all your might.

When I hit rock bottom, my self-belief was practically non-existent. 

My confidence and self-esteem lay in tatters. 

But the moment I decided to embrace and strengthen my fragile self-belief, everything changed.

You, too, can be a believer in yourself. 

No matter how weak your self-belief might be right now, know that you are more than enough.

Make the life-changing choice today: believe in yourself.

You have everything within you to fortify that belief.

Each of these practical tips will make believing in yourself a walk in the park.

Practical Tips to Make Believing in Yourself Easy

Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard, and there is nothing you cannot accomplish.

Brad Henry

1. Unearth Victories in Every Nook and Cranny

Remember, we’re an unstoppable force of energy. 

A mind infused with positive energy is a whirlwind of creativity and motivation, propelling you forward to conquer new heights. 

On the other hand, negative energy is a dead weight, dragging you down.

Cultivate a “can-do” attitude and cheer yourself on, in every aspect of life. 

Don’t just stand there waiting for someone else’s validation – that’s as fragile as a sandcastle. 

Instead, build your self-belief on your own accomplishments and results.

As you sift through your day, identify every victory you’ve achieved, big or small. 

Jot them down, let these triumphs fuel your inspiration, and give yourself a well-deserved round of applause. 

By gathering all your achievements and constantly reminding yourself of your capabilities, you’ll discover just how easy it is to believe in yourself.

Win small. Win often.

Sage, Money Habit Muse

2. Paint a Vivid Vision

Picture yourself adrift in the vast ocean, disoriented and unsure of your direction.

That’s what life feels like without a vision.

To truly start believing in ourselves, we need a clear vision that allows us to see the boundless forest beyond the trees and rocks. 

A compelling reason to live that pushes us to stretch our abilities and transform into a better version of ourselves.

Take a moment, envision the future you yearn for, and describe it in intricate detail. 

Put pen to paper, and let your dreams flow.

Your vision sets the wheels in motion, inspiring you to believe in yourself, pursue your goals, and forge a superior version of yourself.

A vision isn’t merely a snapshot of what could be; it’s a call to action, a beckoning to become something greater.

Rosabeth Moss Kanter

3. Embrace the Vision in the Present

We establish short-term goals, comprising actionable steps and strategies, to realise our long-term goal – our vision. 

Believing in yourself is the cumulative result of consistently acting on these short-term goals. 

The more milestones we conquer, the stronger our self-belief grows.

Bring your vision to life now by breaking it down into manageable, shorter-term goals. Divide it into months, weeks, days, hours, and finally, the present moment.

Ensure your current activity aligns with your vision, harmonising today’s actions with your dreams and making it easy to believe in yourself.

The critical ingredient is getting off your bum and doing something. 

It’s as simple as that. 

A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. 

The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.

Nolan Bushnell

4. Unleash Courage through Action

When we venture beyond our comfort zone, a predictable human response kicks in.  

Doubt creeps in, accompanied by an uneasy churning in the pit of our stomach.

But remember, this natural reaction is universal, affecting everyone.

The paradox lies in the fact that the more you expose yourself to uncharted territory, the less sensitive you become to the unknown, ultimately growing bolder and more confident.

Embrace this understanding and push yourself to step outside your comfort zone frequently. In doing so, you’ll find that believing in yourself becomes remarkably easy.

Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way. We become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, and brave by performing brave actions.


5. Bridge the Gap Between Present Skills and Your Vision

At times, comparing your current knowledge and skills to your ultimate vision can feel daunting or even stir up doubt about your ability to succeed. 

But don’t underestimate yourself. You have time to acquire the knowledge and skills needed for your vision. 

And remember, you don’t have to excel in everything—just be exceptional at the things that matter most.

Realising this will banish doubt and make believing in yourself a breeze. 

Refine your existing skills, close the gap between your current abilities and your vision, and watch your self-belief soar.

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

6. Orchestrate Your Day

Planning my day used to be a colossal struggle. 

I revelled in spontaneity and unpredictability. 

While I still cherish these qualities, I’ve come to appreciate the need for structure in my life.  

I won’t tell you to map out every minute of your day—that’s not my style. 

But if you’re a super-organiser, go for it!

Since embarking on my personal development journey, I’ve incorporated five simple elements into my daily routine:

  • Read
  • Eat healthily  
  • Step outside for fresh air and sunshine  
  • Listen to guided meditation before sleep  
  • Wake up and go to bed at consistent times.  
  • Write

Whether you’re a meticulous planner or a spontaneous spirit, organising your day reduces chaos, instils a sense of control, and even fosters tranquilly. 

By sticking to your daily plan, you’ll cultivate self-trust, making it easy to believe in yourself.

It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?

Henry David Thoreau

7. Let Go of Perfection

Ever tried to capture the wind in your palm? 

That’s what chasing perfection feels like—an elusive, unattainable goal.  

The unrealistic pursuit of perfection can hinder us from starting or completing projects. 

Instead, focus on producing your best work today.

Ask yourself, “Is this my best effort today? Did I give my 100%?” 

If the answer is a resounding yes, celebrate your accomplishment, move on, and open a new chapter.

Gaining confidence from project completion makes believing in your abilities effortless.

Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.

Salvador Dali

8. Befriend Yourself

If you follow the steps above, this one’s a piece of cake!  

Start with “Plan Your Day.” Your daily planning should include what’s important to you.

Checking off items on your to-do list brings a sense of fulfilment and happiness (bonus: it silences your inner critic).

As you grow more friendly with yourself, believing in yourself becomes a natural, effortless process.

Whatever you are doing, love yourself for doing it. Whatever you are feeling, love yourself for feeling it.

Thaddeus Golas

9. Hold onto Hope

Life doesn’t always unfold as we’d like, but it’s crucial to maintain hope, even in the bleakest of times.  

Sometimes it feels like the sky is crashing down, leaving you isolated in the universe.

But remember, we all face challenges. Recall the last time you overcame adversity and how you persevered.

There was a moment when you thought you couldn’t continue, but you did.

Summon your inner strength—it’s already within you. 

You’re a warrior, capable of conquering any obstacle, just as you have in the past.

Recognising your inner resilience makes believing in yourself a cinch.

The human capacity for burden is like bamboo—far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.

Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper

Final Thoughts on Making Believing in Yourself Easy

No one can live your life for you, and no one can make you believe in yourself.

You cannot force others to believe in you either.

You’re the only person who can believe in yourself, and it all comes down to a simple choice: either you believe in yourself or you don’t.

Choose to believe in yourself today and align your actions with these tips on how to make yourself believe in yourself easily.

You’ll find that self-belief becomes easier and more steadfast with time.

Soon, you’ll possess an unwavering conviction in yourself, empowering you to achieve anything you set your mind to and lead the successful life you deserve.

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