When we learn to regain trust and self-belief, it can be a life-changing experience. In this article (and YouTube) video, I talk about how to regain trust and restore faith in yourself so you can go on and live your life without depending on others for your happiness. If you’re like me, you’ve been through a lot of ups and downs in life. You’ve probably asked yourself a million times: What is the point? What am I supposed to do with my life? Well, today I’m going to show you how to regain trust and belief in yourself.
When our society places an unhealthy emphasis on achieving external validation and material success, it can be all too easy to lose sight of the importance of believing in ourselves. Yet self-belief is essential for building confidence, resilience, and self-worth. Whether you have faced setbacks or struggled with feelings of inadequacy, becoming your own biggest advocate is key to living a fulfilling life.
One powerful way to cultivate self-belief is through self-compassion. This means treating yourself with kindness and understanding when things go wrong, rather than harshly judging yourself or comparing yourself unfavorably to others. Practicing self-compassion builds inner strength and helps you believe in your ability to overcome any challenge.
Another important aspect of self-belief is learning to believe in yourself despite what others may say or think. This can be especially challenging when you face criticism and rejection. However, it is crucial to remember that your worth is not determined by other people’s opinions. You are worthy simply because you exist, regardless of what others believe or say about you.
Cultivating self-belief starts with turning inward and learning to truly love and accept yourself for who you are. When no one else believes in you, the most powerful thing you can do is believe in yourself—after all, true strength lies within.
When I was a young teenager, I struggled with feelings of low self-worth and low self-esteem. But after many failed attempts to seek others’ approval and validation — it was only by going inward that I discovered my true purpose — which was, and still is, to make a difference in both my life and the lives of others. It is then that I realized that the only way out is within — by learning to believe in myself and cultivating self-love. Whatever challenges I face along the way, these principles will always be at the core of who I am.
To build self-belief, it’s helpful to focus on your positive attributes. Take a few minutes each day to reflect on what you like about yourself—whether it’s your compassion towards others, your sense of humor, or your ability to persevere through difficult times. Look for opportunities throughout the day where you can practice gratitude for both the big and small things in your life. This could mean sending a thoughtful text to a friend or appreciating the warm sunshine on your face as you walk to work.
Another important step in building self-worth is learning to accept and love yourself just as you are. This may mean setting aside time for self-care activities like meditation, journaling, exercising, or simply spending some time doing something that brings you joy. It can also involve challenging negative thoughts about yourself, such as “I’m not smart enough,” or “I’ll never be good enough.” By practicing mindfulness and focusing on the present moment, we can let go of these harmful beliefs and cultivate compassion towards ourselves—both our strengths and weaknesses alike. I love this quote by Steve Maraboli:
“How would your life be if you learn to let go of the things that have already let go of you?”
Ultimately, cultivating self-love, self-compassion, and building self-worth is an ongoing journey. But with a bit of work, dedication, and the belief that you are worthy of happiness and love, you can change your life, which will help you thrive and flourish.
Remember—the only way out is within, so believe in yourself, accept yourself for who you are, and believe that you deserve all the goodness this world offers. You are worth it!