Do you remember what life was like when you were a kid? When you learnt to walk for the first time? You kept getting back up no matter how many times you fell, believing that eventually you will be able to walk. Such belief somehow came so naturally to us back then. Then you grew up and were told by well-meaning people that you couldn’t do this and that, and a whole lot of other things, and after a while you started believing in those words..
I woke up today and just felt like I had to write a post on this topic, but before I launch myself into a list of the benefits of believing in yourself, let me share something that I read in one of Arielle Ford’s newsletter. She’s the author of The Soulmate Secret, a book that I have read and love.
Believe in Your Own Product
Below you’ll find an analogy that came from Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People” and was republished in Ford’s newsletter:
Imagine a car salesman. He’s trying to get you to buy something from him, but the way he’s doing it is having the opposite effect:
“Um, so, I know you’re probably really busy today, but maybe, I don’t know, you might want to consider buying a Toyota Camry. Sure, it’s a little bit more expensive than other cars, and yeah, the economy is down, and yeah, you can probably get something just as good that is pre-owned. But maybe you want to test drive a Camry anyway?
No? You don’t? I kind of figured you’d say that. After all, there are tons of cars that are nicer looking, get better mileage, and have better resale value.
Wait – don’t go! I mean, you can go if you think there are any other cars you’d like better, but maybe you’d still like to buy a car from me today? I mean, I don’t take it personally if you leave – okay, that’s not true. I will take it personally if you leave, because I’m really quite desperate to sell a car this month and I haven’t had anyone buy from me in a really long time, and—“
Isn’t it painful listening to that? Isn’t it painful going out with someone like that?
Ford’s message is clear – Why would you buy a car from a guy who doesn’t believe in his own product? Do you believe in your own product? Do you think that guy or girl would be a fool to go out with anyone else?
On a lighter note, here comes the List!
I’ve found that readers love lists! So I did some research and came up with a list of the benefits of believing in yourself:
1) Deep down inside, you know you can do anything
2) It allows you to take risks. You would not be afraid of trying something new (and what’s life without a little risk?)
3) You’re optimistic about the future as you set goals and go about achieving them
4) You have faith, no matter what challenges await you
5) You’ll feel motivated to get things done
6) You treat yourself kindly
7) Others will be attracted to you
8) You’ll feel happier and more satisfied with life
9) You stop sweating the small stuff, and begin to see and appreciate the wonders around you
Believe in Yourself Again
Yup, we used to believe in ourselves when we were kids, but we lost that when we grew older and less-wiser. If you would like to rediscover that magic you have when you were young, then read How to Believe in Yourself Again. Else…
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