When trying to achieve your goals, the most important factor that determines whether you are successful or not is your inner self-confidence.
Every worthwhile goal features hurdles and challenges along the way. Confidence is the tool that keeps you headed in the right direction when challenges arise. Self-assurance helps you climb the mountains and overcome barriers to the success you deserve.
Use these strategies to build the trust you need to make your dreams come true and succeed:
1. Keep a record. Start keeping track of your accomplishments, no matter how small. Write them in a notebook or journal. At the beginning, remember your achievements from the past and write them down as well. Each time you start to doubt yourself, look at your notebook and remember the times when you had the courage to dare and push ahead despite the challenges of life.
In a different notebook or section, record your strengths. If you can't think of any, think about compliments you've received from others. Throughout the day, take note of your successes and strong points. Keep track of how you grow, it will fuel your success for the rest of your life.
2. Start with a few goals. If you have difficulty remembering your successes or noticing your strengths, set yourself some small goals that are quite easy to achieve. The goal is to live your own version of success and let that fuel you for greater challenges and victories in your life.
When you achieve the small goals you've set for yourself, write them down in your notebook. As your confidence increases, your heart will yearn for bigger goals and bigger challenges. Your success story will allow you to continue to move forward when doubts begin to creep in.
3. Live a life that reflects your values. Allow yourself to be the person that you imagined yourself to be. Imagine that you want to come in 3 years and start working to become that person now.
4. Design your life strategy. Where do you see yourself in five years? Ten years? What kind of job do you have? Do you own your own business? What is your ideal scenario regarding relationships? How much money do you make?
Every day, close your eyes and take a few moments to make a mental movie about the future you have always dreamed of. Watch your success unfold as if it occurred in the present and let yourself experience all the senses. What does the scene look like? Smell like? Taste like? Feel like? Sound like?
Make your mental film as lively and detailed as possible for maximum impact. If you do this every day, your mind will begin to move you toward your ideal future. You'll begin to take actions that support your success and lead you down the path of your dreams.
Your confidence will naturally grow with every success you meet, both in the real world and in your mind. Instead of constantly reliving the mistakes you've made in the past, relive the glorious future you deserve time and time again to grow your confidence and coach yourself toward its attainment.