Do you believe in yourself?
I'm the ultimate hypocrite here, because this is where I really struggle. Belief is what motivates us. It's what gets us moving. It's what defines our world. So what do you believe in?
When I was about 13 my oldest brother left on a service mission for our church, but we wrote letters while he was away. One day, frustrated with my younger siblings, I wrote my brother and expressed the difficult time I was having getting along. He shared a fundamental secret I've never forgotten, one that's changed my whole world.
He said if I wanted my siblings to be a certain way, I needed to treat them as if they were already that way.
The truth he taught me is this: You can shape your own world, based on how you act--including yourself. "Fake it til you make it" is a true principle. Believe until you achieve.
Believing in yourself is an important key to success, and thus happiness. Do you believe in yourself? What are you doing that proves this?
And now for some giggles, or um, cheese...
And now for some giggles, or um, cheese...
Awesome for positivity!! YAY! We are doing the same theme! We could all use a bit more positive in our lives, right?!!ReplyDelete
Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
As long as it comes with cheese. =)Delete
I'd never thought of it that way before. What a great perspective.ReplyDelete
Ah, when you see the world through a lens of cheese...Delete
Fake it till you make it. It's amazing how true this is indeed. I've seen it happen in many ways, but the one I remember the most is learning how to smile.ReplyDelete
And I love cheese too! Thanks for your visit to my site. Have a wonderful B day also! :D
Wahoo! Another cheese lover.Delete
Learning to believe in yourself is one of the hardest things to do, unless you had a good foundation as a kid. Good luck with the challenge.ReplyDelete
Even those with a good foundation as a kid can find themselves floundering. I don't think the need for a foundation ever goes away.Delete
If you don't believe in yourself, who will? Hard, but necessary and surely important.ReplyDelete
Well, you can hope the tooth fairy will believe in you--but only if you eat lots of cheese to keep those toothies strong. ;)Delete
There's a really great TED talk on this. It was just fantastic. And it also comes up in the Neil Gaiman address to the class of 2012. It's really good advice.ReplyDelete
Oh, and you can find Neil's speech here and I absolutely recommend it. He's awesome.
Awesome. Thanks for sharing!Delete
So true. Every now and then, I realize how many times people react in a way I didn't want because of the way I acted.ReplyDelete
Back to belief. I've learnt that depending on others to act as a cheering squad isn't always the wisest thing, so believing in ourselves first is more important.
It's true. I actually could do without the cheer squad. Give me my blogging buddies, and I'm as happy as a cheese ball. Seriously, what a great community, eh?Delete
Although I ultimately believe in Jesus Christ, with Him in my life, I can have confidence in myself.ReplyDelete
Happy A to Z!
Amen! But for me, I also need a sense of confidence to validate throwing my lovelies before the world. (If you know what I mean?)Delete
Believing is a powerful thing. Words of wisdom!ReplyDelete
Almost as powerful as cheddar. Almost.Delete
I believe in my left leg, right nipple and six ribs.ReplyDelete
All very solid an good things to believe in. =)Delete
I read a lot of believe posts today and I liked them. But I really took something from yours. Thanks for the tip! (-:ReplyDelete
Aw! Thanks, Fida. I realized how obviously first-year I am while hopping through other posts. Hive-brain much?Delete
Great words of wisdom :) I'm a big proponent of "fake it till you make it"ReplyDelete
Because it works, right? It's like, "Dude, I can totally rock these three inch stilettos." And then you pin a perma-smile to your face, and because no one realizes you're in agony, you eventually forget too... Okay, maybe not the best example.Delete
Betty can do all things through Christ who strengthens her!ReplyDelete
It does have a positive affect on a person when they are being edified and lifted up by others to be all that they can be! Encouragement makes a difference!
Overall I have to say that human beings didn't created their own DNA- so believing in ones self without giving the Creator the glory for what we are endowed with, in order to appreciate our strengths, leaves part of the equation out; a major part!
Excellent post Crystal! Funny video!
We aims to cheese. :)Delete
Thanks for adding your words of wisdom.
Great post, I never thought about Belief in that way.ReplyDelete
As my secret super power? *nodding*Delete
I really needed to be reminded of this. Thank you! Believing really is like a super power, a way to "shape your own destiny," isn't it. I really love that you reminded me of this today. You are the best!ReplyDelete
No, Amy, you are the best!Delete
Believing is hard sometimes. We all need an encouraging word. :) Thanks.ReplyDelete
Just for you, Mary. =DDelete
What a great message. I remember when my kids were approaching the teen years and a friend told me how sullen and withdrawn the kids would become. Well, I didn't want that, so I treated them the same as always, keeping them engaged on all levels, and they never did withdraw. We do rise to a higher level when invited.ReplyDelete
thanks, I needed this too with an early teen of my own right nowDelete
Awesome, Maryann! That's one of the great responsibilities of parents, eh?Delete
Just what I needed today, thank you!ReplyDelete
Excellent advice. I do try very hard to have self belief, and give myself a quick kick in the butt if I'm doubting. Some days are easier than others though.ReplyDelete
I hear you! Reminders on the mirror or computer monitor help though. :)Delete