Developing the ability to believe in yourself may be one of your biggest hurdles in life.I know I personally have learned how to believe in myself but can easily fall back to the old doubting and insecure feelings that were just a part of who I was before therapy.
Some of us will struggle with it each day of our lives. Others of us will never have a problem with it. We believe "right out of the box."
Learn to never speak badly of yourself, even in jest. Some of us will have problems with this as we have what is called a "self-deprecating" style of humor. We cut ourselves down in order to make people like us. I know I will do this myself. Each time we use that style of humor, we cut ourselves down in our own eyes and sometimes, we weaken others' view of us as well. Choose to speak well of yourself; or if you're too modest to try that, at least don't cut yourself down.
Believe in yourself -- in the power you have to control your own life, day by day.
Gentle Hugs to you Dan
Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
*~* Not a mental health professional at all *~*
Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression
"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.”