“Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you can imagine.”
-Roy T. Bennett
Believe in Yourself
Why is it so hard to be able to believe in yourself and what you are capable of? I struggle with this daily. Is it because I am too much in my head? Do I think too much about how much braver I wish I could be, or where my talents and capabilities might be lacking in this moment?
Most of us will experience a lack of faith in our abilities from time to time. It is normal and human. But some of us, myself included, become somewhat paralyzed by this while others can brush it off and move forward.
There is no point in wishing we could be braver. The only solution is to just be braver. So, now you might be saying, ‘well, that’s my problem, thanks for your crap solution!’ I guess my point is to get out of your head and just do it, which is cliché but appropriate.
The reason some people can brush off their doubts and fears is because they don’t think about them too much. The more you think about them, the more weight you give to them, and the harder they are to overcome. I believe it is called ‘paralysis by analysis.’
Have you ever gone ahead and done something you didn’t think you could do? Do you remember the amazing feeling after you accomplished it? Draw on that! Sometimes we just need to plunge ahead and have faith that all will work out. And it usually does in one way or another. Granted not always the way we had hoped, but usually to our benefit in the long run.