How to believe in yourself when others do not

It may seem difficult to believe in yourself at times. But when everything seems to be going against you, remember the words of Henry Ford, he says that an airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. These are the words of the guy who created the Ford Motor Company and made it possible for you to have your very own automobile. Henry Ford did that because he had an idea he firmly believed in and he never gave up, even when other people laughed at him.

It is not necessary that everyone believes in you, all you need to keep in mind is that you must believe in yourself. You have the option to choose between self-belief and self-doubt and in the end, it’s a choice that only you can make. As a human, you have the full capacity to become the true creator of your own tomorrow. Following are the few ways that can help you believe in yourself:

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Question the problem:

When the thought comes to your mind that no one believes in you, you must be able to question it to yourself. Sometimes the story that no one believes is self-created and when you start looking at the problem, it’s completely different.

Have you ever thought that the people whom you think don’t believe you, are the ones to whom you have given the opportunity to know you? You need to think of a mentor or a teacher who had helped you at times no one was ready to listen to what you want to say. You actually don’t need everyone to believe in you, there should only be those people who understand you and become committed to a cause.

Once those people are influenced by your belief, it will create the real impact on whatever you do.

Prove it to your self:

The only person you first need to convince is you. Just telling someone to believe in you doesn’t really help. You need to go through a process of deeper understanding and more intensive work to be free from the limiting beliefs and to back up your ideas with evidence.

Become an investigator and discover your talents, the things that you have accomplished your action in spite of fear at times. Remind yourself of all the wins no matter how small that you have accomplished in the past. Once you become aware of yourself, it will help to reinforce your self-belief.

Develop the skills:

You need to know how to communicate your value to others because that’s how you show them your value. For this purpose, the best thing to do is take action by developing skills that can influence. It is because some of the most important things in life to learn are influence and persuasion.

You need to know what are your dreams, what is driving you, and why are you committed to your passion?

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Written by Hisham Sarwar

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