Greetings, all. I hope you are doing well today. I am Laje Randazzo, and I am a member of the United States Air Force. Have you ever felt stuck between the present and the future? The possibility and the unknown? The dream you have but the worry or unsure feeling if you can make it a reality. It is something we often face at times when we are unsure if we hold the knowledge and ability to accomplish it. I spoke once before about self-worth and self-esteem, about how you should develop a high amount of each and keep a good balance for self-development. However, now I want to talk about the power of believing in yourself. In fact, believing in yourself will unlock the hidden potential to accomplish the unexpected. Because high self-worth and self-esteem will help you build the car, but believing in yourself are what will drive it.
If you understand what the concepts of self-esteem and self-worth mean, then you should already have an understanding of what it also means to believe in yourself. This simply means believing in your abilities to finish a task and reach the goals you set for yourself whether they are small or big, multiple steps or one big step. It is the better judgment of your capabilities. It is a booster for your confidence, not your ego, your willingness to adapt and see where most of your strengths lie and where your weaknesses are. Self-belief is a superpower unlike any other in the world. First of all, it helps you see yourself differently, without the subjective constraints. This way, you unlock different traits you didn’t know you posed or could be, you’ll have more motivation than most. As long as you believe in yourself, you minimize external and inner toxicants, shun the comments that only mean you harm from those that don’t believe in you. Because you already believe in yourself. Your faith is consistent.
Within your capabilities, you take on more chances, tasks, outcomes you can easily achieve. Believing in yourself will increase your mental strength, which, in turn, supports your overall strength. It is also something that cannot be given, but once you get the hang of it, it can never be taken away. It takes time to master, like any other superpower in the world. But you know what’s crazy? Every superpower was made by a dream, every superhero was made by belief, and each superhero possesses the power of self-belief. But not all heroes are super, and not all heroes are necessarily named a hero.
Still, they all possessed this power, they unlocked the potential to make achievements, and life goals that altered our reality, or a single person, enough for a small spark of self-belief in them. Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, and Malcolm X were inspirational and believed that they had the power and knowledge to change the reality they lived in. both had belief in themself and others to do what they needed to and speak their beliefs and truths. Captain America, before turning super, he was a simple man that believed he could do a great service for his people and his country. Mahatma Gandhi believed that truth, tolerance, sacrifice, joy, and the nonviolent rejection of tyranny are the very substance of a successful life. He became many things and accomplished a great deal, like India’s independence from the British Empire. Maya Angelou, despite the terrors she faced and the unimaginable harmful judgments this woman faced, still believed in herself and her passions: being a poet, a singer, a memoirist, and a civil rights activist. That paved her way into the history.
Although not all things in life are just that simple, you will still have times that may diminish this power. This power can be learned, taught, and it can grow by the simplest of things you can add to your life routines that will change the way you normally feel about yourself and the way you view the unimaginable. Self-criticism is the ultimate enemy of self-belief, so start by stopping it. Do not dwell on the possible mistakes you’ve made in the past. Instead, develop a habit of commending yourself for what you did right. It doesn’t have to be a great feat on the level of graduating summa cum laude. If you had a good night’s rest and healthy meal, be sure to commend yourself. Next, do not hesitate to build positive relationships with the people around you. Try to be genuinely invested in their successes and forget about the envy. This way, you’ll form a positive link between your inner space and the environment, in which it will be much easier to contemplate your self-worth. Start by a genuine smile to your neighbors and co-workers, drop a thoughtful message to your friend. And, of course, commend yourself.
Believing in something is well-known to be very powerful, sometimes it is so powerful, it may even be scary. When someone has that much belief in themselves it’s not so different. When you believe in yourself, you can accomplish so much, it cannot be deemed anything other than a true superpower. Such a person can build success out of nothing. But it is not a skill that can just be given or taught at school. Such a great power requires a certain degree of efforts that come from within your mind and your soul. The great people who changed the world were not born that way. They tapped into their inner strength through positive practices, determination, and the relentless will to make the world better. Yet, every great journey starts with a single step, just like one can begin the voyage toward self-belief by simple daily actions. Try to accomplish that and see what you are really capable off. And remember: if you don’t believe in yourself, why should anyone else?