Faith in others is easy to find and give, but having faith in yourself is a whole other story. We find it difficult to have the courage and faith to accomplish those things we are forever striving toward.
We like to believe we have faith in ourselves, but when the time comes to do what needs to be done, we falter. Wavering in our indecision and doubt that this may not be the right time or the right place, or if we even have the ability to see it through.
You are not alone.
- confidence or trust in a person or thing
- belief that is not based on proof
- belief in God or in doctrines or teachings of religion
- a system of religious belief
- The obligation of loyalty or fidelity to a person, promise, engagement, etc.
- Belief in anything, as a code of ethics, standards of merit, etc
- The process of forming or understanding abstractions, ideas, or beliefs, without empirical evidence, experience or observation.
- A religious belief system
- An obligation of loyalty or fidelity and the observance of such an obligation
- A trust or confidence in the intentions or abilities of a person, object, or ideal
Faith In Yourself
Having faith in yourself isn’t always an easy thing to accomplish, but it’s something we most certainly need to be doing. The question that always plagues us is how?
How do we even begin to have faith in ourselves?
Well, that’s just it. The first thing you need to do is believe that it’s possible. Everyone in the world can believe in you, but if you don’t have faith in yourself, then it’s going to be harder to accomplish those things you’re working toward.
Other things you can do to have faith in yourself is to visualize it, visualize what your life would look like if you already achieved your goals. Act and take action of your goals. Now that you have faith in yourself, you can now move toward your goals with the courage and strive of a determined person.
Faith and Failure
We all strive to achieve different things within our lives and having faith is what gets us through to the next level, but what if we don’t? What if we make mistakes? What if we fail?
Well, that’s great! No, I’m serious. What better way to learn from your mistakes than to fail at something? You cannot always aim for perfection, you will forever feel that ‘the thing’ is never just right.
Perfection is your enemy. I know it’s mine. There have been many times I haven’t finished something because I didn’t feel it was the best it could be. And really that’s what we need to do more of. We need to learn from those failures in order to grow and expand our creative minds.
The fear of failure has kept so many from what they love, what they enjoy and what they dream to achieve. Failure is what should push you to do better, by learning from those mistakes and continuing to have faith that you can overcome the hurdles and achieve your goals.
As with the above, having faith in yourself will inspire those around you to also have faith in themselves. You can’t just feel it on the inside, people can see it on the outside. The confidence, courage, and strength people see when they now look at you will cause them to ask what you’ve done to change.
How your outlook is not positive, instead of the negativity they’ve seen from you. You can then inspire others to have faith in themselves and what they want to accomplish.
We as humans are social mammals, we need the connection of others within our lives. Use what you’ve learned and gained to help someone else find the same.
Having faith in anything can be hard when you feel nothing is going right in your world, but when you begin to have faith in yourself and others, you’ll notice how bright that world can be. It all starts with you. Have faith. Believe. And conquer your darkness.