WHY YOU SHOULD BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.” — Elisabeth Kübler-Ross.

Sometimes the difference in whether you succeed or not comes down to one thing – believing in yourself. Think about it for a minute. If you don’t think that you can do something, you will not give your full effort and, without your full effort, your chances of success are limited. So, why do you need to believe in yourself?

Believing in yourself builds your confidence: Your confidence is not the absence of fear but the conviction that success is achievable. If you have prepared for a strict examination, you might fear that you are going to fail. In such a situation, you must believe in yourself to carry you through to success because you cannot give up in the middle of an examination you have not finished.

Believing in yourself reveals your competence: If you express fear and doubt in what you do, no matter how well you know how to do it, you will be limited. Imagine if you go to a doctor that wants to give you an injection but is scared! Would you be comfortable around that kind of doctor? I am not sure. When the doctor confidently talks to you, you will believe that he is competent.

Believing in yourself makes you optimistic about the future: The aim of setting a goal is to achieve it. Believing in yourself will enable you to imagine and fantasize about the future you have planned for yourself and work on it. You remember the saying, “What you see is what you get.” If you cannot see anything, you cannot be optimistic about the future, and you need optimism to succeed.

Believing in yourself helps you focus: Once you start focusing on your life and what you want to do with it, you start spending less time thinking about what everyone else is doing. You’ll be less likely to waste time judging others or criticizing their life choices. Instead, you will direct your energy to improve yourself, which improves your chances of success.

Believing in yourself attracts other people to you: Think about the people you admire. They are very likely people who believed in themselves enough to do something extraordinary. In the same way, if you believe in yourself, other people will be attracted to you. If you don’t believe in yourself, others will not also believe in you!

You can believe in your God-given abilities irrespective of your age, class, religion, ethnicity, social status, etc. but for others to believe in you, you must start believing in yourself.

At B2SL, we teach people to believe in themselves as a prerequisite for success, and I will love to know where you are in your self-belief journey.

If you have any questions or contributions, please post them in the comment section below.

 

About the Author

Henry Ibrahim Kwatadem is the Content Creator at B2SL. He loves working with young people to help them discover their purpose in life. You can reach him on ibrahim@b2sl.org.

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  • Gbonwei Oritsesegbemi Jude
    Reply

    How does an individual believe in himself? How does he create self-belief? Especially if there are many things to discourage him or demotivate him. What are the things he can do to build or start his self-belief journey?

  • Fela
    Reply

    Thank you sir. One has to believe in his/her ability in order to achieve anything anywhere.

  • Henry Ibrahim Kwataden
    Reply

    Indeed belief is the bedrock of success. For without it, no worthwhile endeavor would’ve ever been accomplished

  • Alero Babine
    Reply

    You need to believe in yourself because if you don’t, no one else will.
    Believing in yourself truly gives you self confidence, makes you competent and makes you a very positive person.
    I remember the song I believe I can fly by R. Kelly one of the lines says ” if I can see it hoo then I can be it
    if I just believe it, there is nothing to it.
    Believe in yourself and there will be no limits to what you can achieve.

  • Lina Geoffrey
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    There are a lot of factors that will contribute to your success but the biggest factor that will determine whether you achieve something significant or not is self – belief.
    You may succeed if nobody else believes in you, but you will never succeed if you don’t believe in yourself. What you picture in your mind, your mind will go to work to accomplish.
    A lack of believe in yourself will limit you no matter how great the ideas or opportunities that you are exposed to.
    Always remember that nothing will work if you don’t believe in yourself.

  • Kolajo Festus I.
    Reply

    *WHY YOU SHOULD BELIEVE IN YOURSELF*
    Believing yourself is one of the most important thing to be successful in life. Believing yourself leads to self confidence. This confidence is not absence of fear but having belief that success is achievable. Many people failed exams not because they didn’t read but there is lack of self confidence.
    Believing in yourself reveals if you are capable of doing something. It makes you look eager to the future. Having confidence in yourself makes you become more focused. Believing in yourself makes people admire you.
    If you don’t believe in yourself don’t expect people to believe in you.
    Thanks.

    Kolajo Festus I.
    SSS2

  • Oyewale Toluwanimi
    Reply

    *Why You Should Believe in Yourself*. You alone can give yourself the confidence and believe you need in yourself. Even if you are being told to believe by others, you are the only one who can take that step to do so. Looking down on yourself is the worst form of defeat a man can have because when you look down on yourself, you cannot achieve that which you aim to achieve. Believing in yourself is taking a step forward to achieving your goals. If you lack confidence in yourself no one will have confidence in you.

  • Jimoh nofisat
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    Firstly, you have to believe in yourself so that others can believe you
    Believing in yourself builds your confidence, reveals your competence they is, you don’t have to doubt yourself no matter what,it makes you achieve the goals you have set for future,it also helps you to be focused rather than spending time criticizing and judging others
    Lastly, believing in yourself attract you to people because they believe you don’t immitate other people’s way of living but you live within your capability

  • Oyebamiji Timothy Ayomide
    Reply

    I learnt that sometimes the difference in whether you succeed or not comes down to one thing – believing in yourself.
    Believing in yourself builds your confidence.
    Believing in yourself reveals your competence.
    Believing in yourself makes you optimistic about the future.
    Believing in yourself helps you focus.
    Believing in yourself attracts other people to you.
    Lastly, you believe in your God-given abilities irrespective of your age, class, religion, ethnicity, social status, etc. but for others to believe in you, you must start believing in yourself.

  • Kanyinsola
    Reply

    Why should you believe in yourself
    When you believe in yourself it not only help you but gives you the confidence to help you achieve your goals. Believing in yourself also revels your capabilities, competence, your intelligence as well as the desire to achieve something great in life. Believing in yourself helps you to focus on your goals and dreams too. Believing in yourself also attracts successful peoples, people that will help you achieve your dreams

  • Ejiro Jeffrey
    Reply

    Believing in your self is one essential key to success and success is the only thing that can make a man excel in life.
    Lack of trust in your self can lead to a great downfall in academic, and other basic essential things in life. Even if you are being discouraged, you are the only one that can encourage your self.
    The greatest defeat any man can get is not believing in himself so, when you have not pass through something don’t mock others because they will discourage you.
    Believing that you can succeed in achieving a goal like finishing a textbook a period of time, but due to challenges as a student or a child, u might not be able to finish it as planned so giving up is not the best option so try and believe that you can finish up the book and it will help you, also try and encourage others.
    Ejiro Jeffrey ss2

  • Samiat
    Reply

    You believing in your self goes a long way… Even if you won’t get that particular thing, you still have the believe that you can do it no matter what. Believing in your self and what you do helps build your confidence which is very important..

    For people to believe in you, you have to start believing in yourself even if you won’t get it.

    Believing in your self increase your level of self competence and also makes you more optimistic about your future, enabling you to see what you have done and what is left to do..

    Irrespective of who you are or your race, you must believe in your God-given abilities..

    Sanni Samiat.

  • Bimbo
    Reply

    It matters alot in the life of every individual to belief in there self whether chasing something or not, because whether u chase or not something’s will surely come around you dat may want to even bring u down from the ladder of success you are climbing. Love dis blogs.

  • Omole Eninlaloluwa
    Reply

    It was really a good, persuasive and intriguing one.

    I learnt to put coincidence into consideration when I have it in mind to be successful.
    I also learnt that confidence is not the absence of fear, it is just the belief that success is achievable.
    Confidence guarantees success✌✌✌💖💖💓💓💓💓

  • Meymunah
    Reply

    Believe in yourself is the difference between success and failure. It builds our confidence which held our believe that success is achievable.
    Believing in yourself helps to express fear and doubt and makes you optimistic about the future. If we cannot see anything, we cannot be optimistic about the future, and we need optimism to succeed.

    Finally, if your believe in yourself, other people will be attracted to You and on a contrary if you dont believe in yourself,others will not believe in you.

  • Adekola Inioluwa
    Reply

    Believing in yourself is very important. When you don’t believe in yourself or your abilities, no other person will. A strong belief in yourself can bring you all these benefits and more: you recognize your ability to accomplish goals. You’re optimistic about the future as you set goals and achieve them.
    We could all do with a little more of self belief. Well that is because: Nothing can be done without believing in yourself first. Believing in yourself builds your confidence. When you believe in yourself it will reveals what you are capable of doing. Your success will begin when you belief in yourself.
    That is why believe is the foundation of success. You believing in yourself you can accomplish enormous thing in life. You have to believe in yourself first before anyone else. Self belief attract other people to you.

  • Maduka Rejoice
    Reply

    Thank u sir Beliving in ur self makes u stand unique Belief is de ability to look beyond ur challenge
    It is de ability to be focused and determined

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