8 Ways to Believe in Yourself When Nobody Else Does — 8 Comments

    • Thank you for this post! It is difficult to handle when you have those who say they love you but do not see your potential, or believe in you enough to reach it. It is a very lonely place. My self esteem and self worth is climbing everyday. This article is what I say to myself but I need to walk in it and let fear of failure go.

      • Your welcome Tanara! Yes, it can be difficult. Yet, please remember that often times these loved ones are also dealing with their own fears, insecurities and doubts and can’t see past the limited perspective of their own minds. Trust your heart, embrace failure and walk the path overcoming any obstacle you encounter. With each step your courage, confidence and worth will grow stronger.

  1. Thank you for writing this encouraging,uplifting,and meaningful article. It is so well written and helpful! I am struggling with believing in myself after being told over and over again that I should give up my dream and get a real job. I will read your adviace many times and try to memorize and live it! Thank you for making a difference in our lives with your wisdom!

    • Your welcome, Mary! Going after your dream is challenging and the reality is you could fail… to succeed you will need to believe in yourself and keep pushing forward through all of the challenges, tests and naysayers. Never let them bring you down…. use any adversity to improve yourself, grow and evolve. You got this! 🙂

  2. Happy New Year! I appreciate the time you have taken to write this article for the people who go thru this on a daily basis. I am currently going thru self-doubt and I have eliminated some vices that were just used to numb my pain. At the moment, I realized that I need to face reality and my emotions alone. During this process, I’ve seen some friends distance themselves from me, but I realize I may have to face change alone. I think that’s the first step of realization of self. I’ve instead take time to work out 5 times a week while others don’t see any use of it. I have saved this article and I will continue to believe in myself while the “haters/naysayers” continue to bash my self growth. Thank you and I will continue to push thru.

    • Happy New Year, Alexander! That’s awesome that you are facing reality, growing, and expanding your self-confidence and belief in yourself. Good job, brother! As someone who has had to do the same, I can tell you that some of your friends may not follow you down this path. That is okay… you can let those people go, or allow them to keep their distance. This is all part of the growth process. However, you should know that you do not have to go through this transition alone. As your confidence deepens you will meet others that are walking a similar path. Be open to new friends and the many people who are going through this same evolutionary process with you. If you are feeling brave, find yourself a club, group, or hobby where these types of people might participate. I have found that martial arts can help improve your confidence as well. Check out an Aikido, Tai Chi, or Yoga place near you… or other fitness-minded group activity you enjoy. You can walk the path alone if you desire, yet it is usually more fun with a couple friends. 🙂

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