If you’re someone who doesn’t believe in yourself, you may have reached a point in your life where you simply accepted that’s simply the way it is. You might have the desire to change but it’s quickly stifled — because that would require a belief that change is possible, and you don’t see any way that you’re ever going to believe in yourself.
Most people in the world lack confidence in one or more areas of their lives. They engage in pity parties and are masters at demeaning themselves with self deprecating jokes or criticisms.
But those habitual behaviors are often the only thing stopping you from true success. It’s not the lack of a step-by-step plan or the absence of the perfect guru to guide you — it’s the fact that you don’t believe in what you can achieve, and if you don’t actively work on changing that, you’ll struggle for years to come.
Why It’s So Hard to Believe in Yourself
Low self esteem is one reason that people just don’t believe in themselves. They have zero faith in their ability to do anything whatsoever. This isn’t something that just strikes without warning. Having low self esteem is something that happens over the course of time. You divide the world into those who can and those who can’t and you’ve placed yourself firmly in the can’t section.
If you’re attempting to be success as an entrepreneur, this can cause all sorts of issues that manifest in your daily work. You must then work overtime to boost up your confidence and believe that you can do anything you set your mind to accomplishing.
You may see people as losers and winners and have decided that you’re a loser. This kind of low self esteem is extremely destructive. Not only does it make you doubt your self worth and fail to see yourself as the valuable person that you are, but low self esteem makes it hard to move forward in life. You find it easier to not believe in yourself because that’s where your comfort level is. By not believing in yourself, you can stay where everything is familiar and never have any feelings of letting yourself down.
There’s nothing scary and nothing to risk if you hold on to what you know is true. But the problem is that it’s not true — not if you don’t want it to be. Low self esteem isn’t something that’s founded in truth. It’s a glimpse of something in life, but not a reflection of what has to be a fact. It stems from a number of causes that are related to childhood, traumatic experiences and situations that happen in adulthood.
Low self esteem never just occurs. There’s always a reason. But regardless of why it occurs, it causes you not to believe in yourself. What that does is rob you of the ability to be able to do things or change certain areas of your life that could lead to more fulfillment.
The problem with low self esteem is that it keeps perpetuating the cycle that you can’t afford to have faith in yourself. Even if you understand the truth about what low self esteem is and how that it negatively impacts your life, it’s not something that you can simply decide that you’re not going to allow anymore.
Because it’s so ingrained in you, you’ll need to look for the right tools for your life that can help you alter your beliefs that bind you in a destructive opinion about yourself. When low self esteem isn’t addressed, it leads to flawed logic and that can hinder you with anything that you want to attempt in life — from pursuing a career as an entrepreneur to forming valuable relationships.
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I’m online marketing strategist and bestselling author Connie Ragen Green. I work with entrepreneurs to create multiple streams of online income and would love to connect with you. Pick up my Online Entrepreneur’s Blueprint and get started right away.