We often worry about what failure looks like when we could be aiming high. Picture how success would make you feel , and start building up your start building up your self belief skills.
Why is self belief important?
Aiming high but keeping a positive attitude when things don’t always work out as planned are a big part of self-belief.
Think about it. How would it feel to achieve your goals?
Think of this excercise as being as quick and simple as brushing your teeth, but with longterm positive benefits – just like brushing your teeth.
Pick a goal you want to achieve.
Pick any goal you like. It might be:
- Getting through a dreaded event (exam, social event you’re not looking forward to, first day in new job, you name it)
- Scoring a goal for your team
- Achieving a health goal by summer
- Starting or completing a course of study
- Starting or completing a creative project
- Beginning an interesting new job in an environment you like
Now list three ways you’d feel good about yourself after achieving that goal.
- Would you feel like you were closer to the person you wanted to be?
- Would you feel like you were giving yourself room to try new things?
- Would you feel like yes, you CAN achieve something?
- Would you feel more a part of things?
- Would you feel more courage in your convictions?
Feeling good about yourself is like a muscle that you’ll want to train every day. We always worry about our past failures and mistakes like a dog chewing a bone. They get stuck in our head, and sometimes it feels like they’re taking up all our energy. Your brain needs a little clear-out now and then – so this challenge helps you do the opposite and happily imagine the positive feelings you’d have about yourself and your future success instead! Sometimes, feeling good about something and having a positive attitude to a goal makes you more likely to achieve it.
When you’ve done this challenge, try keeping a diary of personal achievements for a week. It will help you see how you’re doing.