In whatever it is you do, believing in yourself is the first step. It is amazing how powerful your mind. Really believing you are not good enough will make you fall in to a repeating self fulfilling prophecy. You will ultimately kill your chances before you even tried.
If you don’t believe in your abilities who will? Your parents, if you’re lucky enough, but at the end of the day your confidence is your key to success. Your psyche is important to uphold. Feed it how you would feed a plant. Talk to it, talk yourself up! “I can do this, I believe in myself”. You’ll start to walk the walk once you talk the talk.
Most people don’t succeed because they don’t even try. Like the legend Michael Jordan once said, “There have been times when I have failed. But there have never been times when I thought I would fail”. This mentality is how he succeeded. No challenge was to great for him in his mind, and even when he failed, at least he gave it his all.
Now, Michael Jordan was no scrub either, but he failed as much as he succeeded. The thing is, he never quit. With persistence and effort he has become a household name. This applies to anyone trying to be the best versions of themselves. Don’t let your failures bring down your confidence.
The next time you don’t believe in yourself, take a step back and think about how great you are. The smallest accomplishments can do a lot for your self-esteem. Push forward and progress, no matter how many times you may fall.