i believe in you
Have you ever said the words above to someone? When they have lost faith in themselves and you desperately want them to get back on track. Has anyone ever said those words to you? Certainly I have said themor something similar to students past and present, family and friends .
Now, how often do you say these words to yourself?
When you say or hear those those words, do you considered what they truly mean; what message is being transmitted? when you say them you are telling that person, hey I have faith in you and your ability or abilities. And guess what, I will support your dreams and ambitions.
The believe in something is a phrasal verb, and there is another concept in believing in something. When you believe in something or someone it means you are convinced that person or thing exists. So along with believing in that person or thing is the understanding that you believe in what they represent and their purpose.
Your life is the fruit of your own doing. You have no one to blame but yourself.
Now another question is how many of us believe in ourselves? I am sure that a lot of us would immediately shout yes. But before you answer the question, answer the ones below I came across at the website learnstreaming.com.
- Do you often feel the need to explain yourself?
- Are you indecisive and then doubt your choices when you do make a decision?
- Do you find it difficult to accept compliments?
- modify your behaviour based on what others think?
- Do you often find yourself on the defense?
- Try to cover up your mistakes?
If your answers were mostly yes, then it means you still have some way to go in believing in yourself.
It’s easy for us to believe in others than ourselves. Yes it’s a hard pill to swallow but it’s true. Really, we mostly cannot relate to (Narcissus). It’s easier to because often times we have very little confidence in ourselves and our abilities. We are unable to see what others see in us and when they tell us we choose not to believe because we have convinced ourselves that we are protecting ourselves from being disappointed when these great things they see in us do not manifest.
Believing is a choice
Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
Another way to think about this, is to tell ourselves that believing in yourself is a sign of choosing to reject self hate and embrace self love. How can you honestly believe in the value of someone else if you are careless with yourself ? Ultimately, you are going to be careless with the persons who are around. We need to really believe in ourselves and practise positive affirmations. We can begin by acknowledging that we are worth the time and effort needed to nurture our potentials and live our purpose. We need to trust that God has given us all we need to do what we ought to do, even when we walk a path that is different from those around us. you always have the choice to believe the good versus the bad. To believe in yourself or not. Choose wisely.