Perhaps you are going through a challenging time right now or maybe your life has been tough for a while. Either way, a big part of you may wonder if you have what it takes to move forward.
So even if a small part of you believes that you do have what it takes, this part of you won’t exert much influence over your life. The part of you that doubts that you have what it takes is then going to have the most influence.
An Important Question
With that part out of the way, I want you to think about if you have ever had anyone say to you in person that they believe in you. This could be a time when your mind could go blank of you might struggle to think of a time when this has taken place.
This could show that you have gone your whole life without anyone expressing those words to you. Nonetheless, if this hasn’t taken place, it doesn’t mean that it’s because you don’t have what it takes or that there is something inherently wrong with you.
I believe that, no matter what your current situation is, you have what it takes to move forward. You may have people in your life that doubt you and even a voice in your head that tries to undermine you, but I believe in you.
If there is a small part of you that is also behind you, you can focus on the fact that this part of you represents the truth. Now, if I don’t know you, part of you could wonder how I could even believe in you.
The First Part
The part of you that causes you to doubt yourself could use this to disregard what I’m saying, keeping you stuck in the process. I might not know you but what I do know is that you are reading this and I have seen how strong the human spirit is.
As I have mentioned on a few occasions, the small part of you that knows who you really are is what lead you here. If this part of you wasn’t there, there would have been no reason for you to read this article; instead, you would have just thrown in the towel and put up with what is going on.
The Second Part
At this point in time, you might not see yourself as someone who has what it takes to move beyond what you are going through, yet deep within you is the strength that you need move forward. It might have been covered up for many, many years, but it won’t have completely gone away.
One thing you could do, if you want to gain a better understanding of the human spirit, is to find out about a few people who have overcome incredible odds. This will give you a clear idea of the strength that is also inside you.
Another thing that you could do is to think of someone that you respect and admire and to imagine this person telling you that they believe in you. This can be someone you know in person or someone you don’t.
Finding a coach or a mentor, for instance, to support you is another option. A slightly different approach would be for you to imagine that a version of you who has overcome what you are going through is standing in front of you and to ask them for guidance and support.
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Oliver JR Cooper
Oliver JR Cooper
Author of 25 books, Transformational Writer, Teacher & Consultant.
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That which is contained within these articles is based on my own empirical understanding and is true for me at the time they were written. However, as I continue to grow, what I perceive as the truth will inevitably change and as a result of this - parts of these articles may not reflect my current outlook.