Science calls this self-efficacy.
“The field of sport psychology has identified self-efficacy (self-confidence) as the most influential mental variable in controlling performance. This means that if you have a strong belief in your ability to perform well, then the chances of your actually performing well greatly improve” Jason Selk, 10 Minute Toughness
1. Take note of 3 experiences throughout your day that are accomplishments. This helps bring attention to your success, fosters positive thinking and serves as a great reference in the future during times of self-doubt.
2. Observe other people similar to yourself who are succeeding
3. Recognize and eliminate negative self-talk. Instead focus on the positives (ex: what you are good at, what is going right)
As Ford says - "Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently"
4. Sleep and breathe – Stress influences our perception of experiences and our personal ability to evaluate emotional states (7-9 hours of sleep gets your mind right!)
Do you believe you have what it takes to achieve what you want to achieve?