A stressful habit we may have is lack of faith in ourselves. We worry about whether we will be able to accomplish what we set out to achieve. This worry causes stress.
You can obtain any goal you set your heart and mind to. Whether you believe it or not is just a thought and we are free to choose our thoughts. The majority of stress is caused because of thoughts we have about the future.
I know a very successful man who earns $250,000+ yearly, has a great relationship with his wife and child, and has all the luxuries most people dream about. He discovered his stress was coming from a belief he would be unable to sustain his business and his income. However, there was no evidence to support that he would be unable to continue to be financially successful. Matter of fact, all the evidence pointed to him always having clients waiting for his service. What it all boiled down to was a belief that he would not achieve and lack of faith in himself. This lack of faith was generated through a habit of his thought process, a belief that he could not obtain his goals.
My friend has the power to obtain anything he sets his heart on. We all have this power don’t we? You can achieve all that you want. How do I know this? If you have made it this far in life (no matter how far that is), you are successful. Look at all the things you have accomplished thus far. Look at the relationships you have created, look at the jobs/careers you have or had, and look at all your successes so far.
Friends, you are capable of doing anything you set your heart and mind to. All you have to do is set your heart and mind to it. It’s a matter of attitude. I’ve practiced this during my traumatic recovery process and it helps immensely. My journey is ongoing, but I’m progressing and any forward movement proves I must keep the faith!
If you are having a hard time with having faith in yourself, try this exercise. I’m working on it and it is helping me through my healing process and in successfully taking the baby steps needed to continue my journey.
List all accomplishments and milestones in your life. Include elementary school, Jr. high school, high school, sports, band, chorus, church, arts, relationships, vacations, careers, major purchases and anything else you can think of. After you make this list, look back at these times and see how you did it. Chances are you will see that you had ambition, desire, and drive. I guarantee if you make this list and think over these accomplishments they will remind you how great you really are and how great you continue to be.
Sometimes as we get older, we stop setting goals and we become stagnant. This may be happening to you and stagnation may increase doubt in yourself. Remember all the goals you set and accomplished so far in your life and study them. This will increase your faith in yourself.
Destress yourself by having faith in you and that you can accomplish your goals. When you do this you’ll discover what you can create in your life. When you destress yourself, you change your thoughts, feelings, actions and attitude from stressful to successful.
If you’re stressing out, take back control by listing how far you’ve already come in your life. Then work on where you want to go and keep the faith in yourself!