Some of us are plagued by self-doubt and are frustrated by events in our lives. Sometimes it seems like everything is going in the wrong direction and we can’t stop it. But, developing your inner potential helps you to move on and thrive. Here are five ways to dispel self-doubt and develop your potential.
Redirect your thinking
For some people, this is a big shift in focus, and even seems impossible. Start by focusing on the positive instead of saying “I can’t”. Keep a daily gratitude journal to improve your self-confidence and better notice your potential.
Don’t be afraid to write down what you really want from life, even if it seems impossible. Spend some time meditating and thinking about what your dreams are about. Tell others and don’t worry that you can’t make your goal in your chosen time frame. Plans and goals can be adjusted.
Maybe you’ve always dreamed of writing a novel but you have no idea what you’d write about. Or, you want to lose 50 pounds. Instead of worrying about the finished product, sit down and do something small towards your goal on a regular basis. Novelists can free-write or sedentary people can do simple exercises for 15 minutes a day.
Accept that failure is part of learning
If things aren’t going well, remember that you can start your day over again at any time, even if it is 10PM. Failure is emotional, but after your feelings settle down, look objectively at what happened to see how you can improve or approach the problem differently.
Celebrate your success
Positive reinforcement goes a long way. Tell your friends in person and on social media if something goes well. Treat yourself with a reward that isn’t food or expensive. Go for a walk in your favorite park, buy an adult coloring book or visit an art exhibit.
Self-knowledge is essential to reaching your maximum potential. Meditation, relaxation, and self-care make that possible. Use a holistic massage mat such as the Pranamat ECO to rejuvenate yourself and go on with your goals.