Everyone has dreams however, one of the key mental components to transitioning dreams into reality is your belief that you can actually do it. The power of belief is so strong that the lack of it will debilitate you. You can absolutely do anything you want to do as long as you believe you can do it and create action towards it. When you believe you can accomplish anything and have a strong desire to do it, you will. For many people, belief is just not there. We have negative self-talk because we always screw up, self-doubt because we can’t ever get it right, anxieties regarding proper preparation or proper training, shame for letting our family and friends down due to our assumed poor results and even depression because of things in the past.
If you have worked with me in coaching or heard me speak, you know I speak heavily on living in the moment. We can only have one thought at a time, it needs to be positive in order to receive positive results. When we work well enough on our processes that they become automated, they work from our subconscious mind. If things go haywire without automation, we then turn to our conscious mind who then likes to question every single thing you do. When people do without thinking, that gift is from the subconscious. The subconscious is a great listener. What you speak, it hears and stores, be it good or bad thoughts. Those begin to create your habits, good or bad.
So how do we improve your belief? One way is to talk to your subconscious mind in a positive manner, its listening to you. If there is something want to accomplish yet you do not believe you can do it… Follow this exercise to break through:
- Take a piece of paper and at the top, write down what you want to accomplish yet don’t believe you can. Below it, I want you to write down all the things you have within you right now that will allow you to complete it. Take your time and be thorough. This is your self-affirmation statement. I want you to go in front of a mirror and read it aloud. Read this as soon as you get up in the morning and before you go to bed. Talk to yourself in a heart felt way, it must be meaningful. If you are struggling with this, pretend you are writing to your friend (who is really you) and tell them all the things they have within them RIGHT NOW that can help them accomplish the goal.
Its easy to forget all the tools one has in their toolbox, this is a great exercise bring those tools to the surface. Be a Champion!