Believing in yourself might seem like an easy, no-questions thing to do, but many of us perfectly imperfect human beings have a hard time accomplishing this “easy” task.

To believe in yourself is to be confident that you can accomplish what you set your mind to do. It’s having a positive impression of your own abilities, that you can take action to achieve your desired outcomes, and that those outcomes WILL occur.

If you don’t have a strong sense of belief in yourself and your abilities, you’ll struggle to achieve positive results on a daily basis. Doubting your strengths and intelligence won’t help you progress toward the life you want; let alone the life you dream of.

Everyone has strengths and weaknesses, and what you focus on will get stronger. If you focus on your strengths – on recognizing them and building them up using the affirmations in this post – you’ll literally “talk” yourself into a better frame of mind and being. That’s not to say that the affirmations by themselves will work some kind of “magic” on your situation, but they can certainly open the door to a more positive resolution in your mind.

Positive affirmations are documented self-belief boosters

We live in a society where it’s easy to get bogged down with lots of negativity. Positive affirmations are a way to help shuttle out some of that negativity, in terms of the things that we say to ourselves.”

Psychologist Lauren Alexander, PhD,

The power of positive speech is well documented – studies have shown that children who are repeatedly told that they cannot accomplish a task will struggle with it no matter how much experience they might have. Negative reinforcement can be a powerful force that prevents you from achieving your goals.

When you turn your mindset around – by consistently using affirmations over a period of 30 to 60 days to change your thoughts from negative or neutral to positive and self-affirming – you’ll build up a powerful and positive belief in yourself. That belief then is more easily translated into action – moving you forward toward the accomplishment of your goals.

Let’s go to Work – start using these Affirmations today

Check out the affirmations below and read through them out loud. Notice which ones resonate with you the quickest, and also notice which ones encourage a feeling of “I’ll never be able to do that” or “That’s beyond me” or “That’s not the truth of who I am.”

Choose one or two affirmations specifically for their effect on you. The one you more easily accept can be the one that starts adding to your belief in yourself, and the one that gives you the heebie-jeebies is likely to be the one you’ll have to stretch and work harder to grow into.

Don’t go too easy on yourself – give yourself the option to stretch and grow into an affirmation that feels “too big” for you right now. Try working with the affirmation for at least 30 days and see how you feel after being consistent with it.

In 30 days, you’ll be 30 days older – the question is, will you use the next 30 days to become more self-confident and also be stronger, or will you simply be 30 days older?

Affirmations to Boost Your Self-Belief

I feel calm and confident.

I can achieve any goal.

I am ready to face anything in this life.

I can handle whatever challenges life throws my way.

With each passing day, I feel more confident in my skills.

With each passing day, I become more capable and powerful.

I love myself. I believe in myself. I respect myself unconditionally.

I am a naturally high achiever.

Success is a normal experience for me.

I pursue my goals with ease and confidence.

I can achieve anything and everything that I want.


About the Author Dianne Daniels

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and currently residing in Norwich, Connecticut, Dianne M. Daniels' mission is to empower women 50+ to Amplify their Self-Confidence, Deepen their Self-Knowledge, Inspire Creativity, and Glide into the next phase of their lives with the Power of Journaling, Affirmations, and Assessments.

You can learn how to use these time-tested proven practices to create and manifest the life you want (and deserve) to live.

Dianne is an ordained Unitarian Universalist Minister and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Starr King School for the Ministry. She's an avid reader, a lover of old houses (she renovated an 1850s vintage Greek Revival home with her family) and has been journaling since the age of 9.

Dianne M. Daniels

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