Believe you can Achieve: How to have Faith in YourselfNov 28, 2014 | Leave your thoughts
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If you want something to happen, it is absolutely essential you believe from your heart of hearts that you can make it; you have what it takes to achieve anything.
It is so easy to doubt ourselves.
Many years ago, I was inspired by James Barrell’s book Psychology of Champions, and started to practice 2 strategies whenever I doubted myself or my abilities..
1 – Focus on your past success
Have you not noticed how quick we are able to forget our moments of glory, but remember instants of failure or disappointment?
Grab a piece of paper. Make two columns. In one column make a list of all your successes. In the other one, list the reasons why you were successful.
Completing this exercise will demonstrate tangible proofs that you can do it. If you achieved a goal before, you can do it again. Stay away from the negatives and doubts. Concentrate only on the positives.
“You’ve done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities.” – Ralph Marston
2 – Create Small Victories
The most efficient way to convince yourself that you have what it takes to achieve your goal is by anchoring your brain with “achievement links”.
Write down very small and easy-to-achieve goals in list form. Or, sub-divise your ultimate goal into smaller ones. Everytime you achieve one of these goals, you will check it. As you check each goal, something will be created in your brain: A “link” or “pathway” that says “I can, I will!”
“Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.” – Thomas Carlyle
It is very important to adopt a “kind-mind” approach. A “kind-mind” is the extremely smart part of your brain: filled with creativity and perseverance; able to know your true power and how to achieve all those things that you desire.
Taking a “kind-mind” approach means you will listen to a kinder, gentler self in order to yield positive results. You befriend yourself; leaving the inner-critic behind. This is KEY to empowering your soul ; ultimately achieving anything you desire!
“Believe in yourself and all that you are.
Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson
Isabelle is a Food Habit Modifier and Food Relationship Expert. Through the MindFoodProject, she takes a totally unique mind-based approach to helping individuals achieve their weight loss goals. The project originated because of her own journey overcoming what she calls “her food challenge” and from a genuine desire to help people to improve their relationship with food and life. She has spent nearly 3 decades studying and researching psychology, wellness, goal setting and achievement, neuro-linguistic programming, discipline and personal motivation, stress management, excitement, fitness and human behavior, and most importantly…the power of the brain.