Have you ever felt like you were capable of so much more, but had no idea how to believe in your own potential? If so, you’re not alone. Every day countless people struggle with a lack of confidence and self-belief that stops them from achieving their goals and living their best life. The good news is that unlocking your potential starts with believing in yourself – and this post will show you just how far you can go on that journey!
Spend Time in Self-Reflection
The first way to determine if you believe in your own potential is to spend time in self-reflection. Trying to figure out where to spend time – find yourself a quiet room or corner; head to your local coffee shop with headphones or sit in your car. This time spent determining your potential is valuable to who you are as a person and achieving your potential. During this time, try to focus on the following:
- What is your potential?
- What do you want to achieve?
- Do you truly believe you can achieve it?
- What can you do with this potential?
- Who is your positive support system?
“Believe in yourself, and the sky’s the limit!”
Focusing on these things and answering these questions will help you to identify your potential and believe in it more strongly.
Jot Down What You See As Your Full Potential
Now that you’ve had time to reflect on what your potential is, you can list the qualities and skills that it entails. This will help you affirm what your potential is and your belief in it. Study this list and keep it with you, being sure to look at it whenever you feel yourself doubting your potential. Consider grabbing a screenshot of your list so you can look at it on your phone as well. This will help you keep your potential in the forefront of your mind and helping you to truly believe in your potential.
Prove Your Potential to Yourself
For some to truly believe in something, they need to see it. This even extends to what they believe about themselves. A great way to truly believe in your potential is to prove to yourself you have it. Act on it; challenge yourself by pushing the limits of your potential.
This challenge can be career-, hobby-, or relationship-oriented, so long as it challenges you and forces you to showcase your full potential. Once you’ve achieved the goal you set for yourself and fully showcased your potential, you’ll not only have a well-earned sense of accomplishment and confidence, but you’ll also fully believe in your potential without doubts. For me, it was joining Lizzy’s Christmas bundle and contributing my 12 months conversation starters bundle. This definitely made me confident in myself.
Surround Yourself with People that Believe in Your Potential
We all like to think we don’t let others affect us, but the reality is that the people around us, especially those close to you, do have an effect on us and our emotions. If those close to you doubt your potential, you’re likely to do the same. There are times that some family members can be very negative – example – telling you that you can’t drive or you can’t live on your own or its a hobby, not a side hustle, when you know its not. That negative effect can really hit hard for you.
You don’t need that negative influence in your life. Instead, surround yourself with people that believe in your potential and encourage you to achieve all you can. Their positive influence will provide you with encouragement and help you to see and believe in your potential. Find those cheerleaders that will boost you up.
We all have a river of potential inside us, but few people truly recognize and believe in that potential. Believing in your own potential is an essential part of your confidence and success. If you believe you are capable of accomplishing something, you’re far more likely to actually accomplish it.