What do you want in your life in 2018 or what would success look like to you? A promotion. pay increase, a house, or life partner? Healing? Or Less stress, anxiety, conflict?
Maybe you have a goal from your childhood that you set aside because you felt, or someone told you, it was beyond your reach. Or, you may want closure to a situation.
Nathaniel Branden, an American psychotherapist and writer on self -esteem, said, “Tell me how a person judges his or her self-esteem, and I will tell you how that person operates at work, in sex, in parenting, in every important aspect of existence-and how high he or she is likely to rise. The reputation you have with yourself -your self-esteem-is the single most important fact of a fulfilling life.” 1
Then, regardless of our goal, self-esteem is the vital to success. In fact, Zig, Ziglar, author, salesman, and motivational speaker, said, “The strongest factor for success is self-esteem: Believing you can do it, believing you deserve it and believing you will get it.”2
How you can enhance your believability in yourself is to:
Believe ‘I deserve this – Each of us has the right to meet our needs and have them met. Everyone is important and one person’s needs is as important as the next. A person’s needs are as important to him as the next person’s is to him. When we know that we have value, we feel worthwhile. Then it is important to accept your strengths — When we accept that we have strengths, we know our value. Moreover, when we do, we believe that we are deserving of meeting our needs and of success.
Believe ‘I can do this’ – When we acknowledge our previous accomplishments and the strengths that helped us to achieve them, we feel competent. In addition, when we know and feel that we can count on our strengths to be there for us when we need them, we feel capable. We trust ourselves; we feel confident. Then, we are willing to act to achieve our goal.
What are your strengths? How do you feel these strengths have helped you gain success personally and/or professionally? What particular success comes to mind? What strengths do you feel helped you achieve this success.
Now, as you think of a goal you would like to achieve in 2018, picture yourself successfully reaching this goal. Allow yourself time to do this. Seeing yourself achieving this goal will help you to believe it is possible and, it will enhance your belief in your ability and in yourself. Therefore, it will strengthen your motivation to take action to reach your goal.
Believe ‘I will get it’– You set your goals based on your strengths and abilities, not those of others. You feel confident that you can achieve your desired success. You know your goal is attainable based on your previous accomplishments and success. Now, you act to reach your goal(s) to have the success you so want.
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- BrainyQuotes.com, 2001, 2018, Accessed 8 Jan. 2018. https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/nathaniel_branden_601687
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