How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
Remember when you were a child and people told you, you could be anything you wanted to be when you grew up? That was a great feeling in knowing that if you worked hard enough, you could be awesome. The problem is that as we grow older, we begin to doubt ourselves. We seem to put ourselves in a second class of citizen in which we will never measure up to those that have achieved greatness. It is not the fact that we cannot achieve our goals and live an awesome life. It is the mere fact that we doubt our abilities for too long and begin to believe we will never amount to anything. It is time to shed those negative thoughts and begin to live the life you have always wanted.
Tell Yourself You Can Do It
Positive thinking is a powerful tool you can employ to help you achieve greatness and stop doubting yourself. You deserve a chance to live the awesome life you want and negative thinking will only drag your down. Remember that little human that was so amazed at the thought of becoming anything they want to be. Recapture that imagination and begin to dream once again. You still have goals, dreams, and aspirations no matter what age you are, so tell yourself you can do it and even if no one else believes in you, believe in yourself.
Never Compare Your Journey To Anyone Else’s
Comparing yourself to another is the quickest way to drain your confidence. It is so easy to look at another successful person and make comparisons. However, you must remember, you are merely seeing what that person wants you to see. You cannot see into their lives apart from the surface. You do not know what they have gone through to get to where they are. You cannot fathom the challenges they may have had to overcome, so it is irrelevant to compare your journey with theirs. We all have our own personal setbacks and obstacles we have to overcome, so avoid comparisons at all costs.
Goals are not met all at once. For instance, if you intend on losing 20 pounds for better health, you will not simply exercise once, jump on the scale, and hope that 20 pounds will be there. The goal of losing weight is not measured in one setting, but by achieving small goals throughout the journey.
Set small goals for yourself that are easier to achieve than the ultimate larger goal at the end. Consider your journey to an awesome like as a set of stairs. You cannot possibly jump up an entire flight of stairs, but by taking each stair one at a time, you will reach the top no matter how many stairs you have to climb to get there.
Document and Celebrate Those Achievements
Write down what you want to achieve as an ultimate goal along with your small goals along the way. A great way to do this is along a time line. Use a marker to fill in the time line as you go and when you reach a small goal, have a little celebration. Do something just for you and enjoy being in the moment of accomplishment.
Put Yourself Out There
You can do a lot of good in the world, but first, you must climb over the hurdle that tells you to stay inside and not talk to anyone about it. The world is a big place and it is full of amazing people. Going out and finding those like-minded people is essential for you to reach your goals. Networking with those who have similar goals will allow you to have more opportunity to achieve your overall goals and become the person you want to be.
Do Something Out of the Ordinary
A routine is a great thing to have, but when that routine leads you into a rut, there is a problem. In order to make your goals and live your awesome life, you need to get out of the ordinary and make it happen. Do something you have never done before. Go on that vacation of a lifetime, drive a racecar, or try bungee jumping. Anything you can do to shake up the routine will help you live a more fulfilled life.
You are an amazing person. Keep repeating that to yourself until you believe it. We are all amazing if we let ourselves be. Remember, you are truly unique. No one in the world has your exact look, fingerprints, eyes, nose, or any other attribute that makes you. It is time to celebrate who you are and go after that awesome life. You are amazing and you can do great things. It just takes you believing that to achieve your ultimate goals.