Believing in ourselves can be difficult, especially if we find that there are others who don’t. Sometimes, to our disappointment, we find that the individuals who we thought would have the most faith in us, don’t. We discover that somewhere along the line, they started doubting us more than believing in us. However, we cannot always depend on others. We need to learn to have faith in ourselves, to realize that we are capable of getting through our struggles and accomplishing our goals. Just because we may fall down at times, does not mean that we can’t get up and succeed.
So how do we have faith in ourselves when it seems that so many others do not? We begin by showing ourselves in small steps that we can get through our struggles. We make the extra effort every day to prove to ourselves that we are stronger than our obstacles. Just because others may doubt our abilities, does not mean that they are right. A lot of times, we may find ourselves trying to convince others that they are wrong in their assessments of us. We may become so overwhelmed with trying to prove others wrong, that we cause ourselves extra unnecessary stress. The truth is, that the only ones that we should worry about proving our strength to is ourselves!
So please remember: just because there may be some people in your life that don’t seem to have faith in you, doesn’t mean that you have to follow suit. Instead of doubting yourself, remind yourself that you have made progress and that with hard work, you can and will continue to do so.