Believe In Yourself
(Naroman Vincent Peale)
What can you do now to build up your self-confidence? Following are ten simple, workable rules for overcoming inadequacy attitudes and learning to practice faith. Thousands have used these rules, reporting successful results. Undertake this program and you, too, will build up confidence in your powers. You, too, will have a new feeling of power.Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop this reality of the mental image. That is most dangerous, for the mind always tries to complete what it pictures. So always picture ?success? no matter how badly things seem to be going at the moment.Whatever a negative thought concerning your personal powers comes to mind, deliberately voice a positive thought to cancel it out.Do not build up obstacles in your imagination. Depreciate every so-called obstacle. Minimize them. Difficulties must be studies and efficiently dealt with to be eliminated, but they must be seen for only what they are. They must not be inflated by fear thoughts.Do not be awestruck by other people and try to copy them. Nobody can be you as efficiently as YOU can. Remember also that most people, despite their confident appearance and demeanor, are often as scared as you are and as doubtful of themselves.Ten times a day repeat these dynamic words, ?If God be for us, who can be against us? (Stop reading and repeat them NOW slowly and confidently.)Get a competent counselor to help you understand why you do what you do. Learn the origin of your inferiority and self-doubt feelings which often being in childhood. Self-knowledge leads to a cure.Ten times each day practice the following affirmation, repeating it out loud if possible. ?I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me.? Repeat those words NOW. That magic statement is the most powerful antidote on earth to inferiority thoughts.Make a true estimate of your own ability, and then raise it 10 per cent. Do not become egotistical, but develop a wholesome self-respect. Believe in your own God-released powers.Put yourself in God?s hands. To do that simply state, ?I am in God?s hand.? Then believe you are NOW receiving all the power you need. ?Feel? it flowing into you. Affirm that ?the kingdom of God is within you? in the form of adequate power to meet life?s demands.Remind yourself that God is with you and nothing can defeat you. Believe that you now RECEIVE power from him.