Someone once told me that if you don’t believe in yourself, nobody else will either.
At that moment the comment was not invited nor reciprocated in a positive manner.
Even though looking back it was merely a wise piece of advice.
I now use that small sentence to motivate me at my low moments of seeking out belief from others. To turn around looking in the mirror, knowing it’s my responsibility to first have the belief in myself before it would ever be given.
Why do we demean ourselves and the conviction of what we believe in or do?
Why do we not stand tall when someone asks us simply, “what do you do?”
Why do we shy away from our paths even when no career is in place?
Why do we care so much about other people and their opinions?
Those are simply just a few questions that came to mind which I know have been questioned. (Personal experience)
Do you ever ask yourself why we seek out validation?
Knowing a few individuals who have personality types that are absolute on needing validation.
Yet, behind doors they have zero belief in themselves.
How can there be true fulfillment?
Behind doors they cry in fear of what others think.
Why do we do this to ourselves?
Last year, blogging came into my life and forever has changed it. Being a stay at home mom with no consistent income and a husband who was tired and supporting us with loads of love.
You see when I began the journey a lot of people questioned me and my choice of what the hell I was doing or trying to learn too do.
Of course being the odd duck and always being outside the box.
But, the pressure actually got to me and the hiatus happened.
I had allowed them and the opinions to win.
How dare I!
After the hiatus and hard realization of feeling something missing, blogging came back to my life and here I am.
My point to the short story is simply that if I would of listened, if I would not have believed in myself enough.
This would not be here right now.
The improvement and knowledge gained would not be here right now.
The important thing was, the thing that was missing and created that short break.
Was belief in myself.
Being so busy seeking out validation and belief from other people, I simply forgot to see it in myself.
Which lead me to writing this short but sweet message. In hopes to encourage or enlighten another.
Next time you feel like your doing something for you and something that lights you on fire.
Something that you can not let go of and forget.
Don’t. Do not stop fighting for it.
Believe in yourself. Believe that you are capable of literally anything you allow your mind to learn and do.
Remember how powerful you are and that belief in yourself, is some type of power on its own.