We all have talents, but sometimes we don’t use them; the key to success is to trust yourself. Success will not just jump into your life. You have to go out and work for it. Personal growth happens when you are ready to confront your fears and move forward. It happens when you take a chance and decide to give it a shot.
Most people expect the things they want to fall onto their lap without putting in the work. This is not how to attract success. It’s one thing to want success and another to work for it.
Most of us stop taking risks as we grow older. This prevents us from experiencing the thrill of trying something new and engaging in a different aspect of ourselves.
Five principles for how to trust yourself to take a chance.
We all have different life experiences, but the same principles can be applied to all our experiences. These five principles will help you trust yourself, take a chance, and give it another shot.
1 You have to move past your fear of disappointment
If you constantly fear being disappointed, chances are that you will never take a risk. It’s normal to fear setbacks and negative feedback, but you cannot let it overwhelm you. You need to be able to handle the fear you feel, or it will set you back even further.
Disappointment, like success, is relative. And the fear of disappointment can lead to a life of regret. You will always wonder what would have happened if you had taken a chance on yourself.
2 Create self-affirmation
Affirmations are declarations that you say quietly or out loud that influence your life. This could be positive or negative. You have to change what you think and what you say to yourself. When you speak, you call things into existence. Instead of speaking negatively about your life, you need to speak positively.
3 Recognize the benefits of taking chances
Risk-taking behavior allows you to feel a sense of independence. It establishes you as an individual. Risk can be scary, but if you trust yourself, it will enable you to push past your perception of your own limitations. Risk can change your self-perception and help you realize you can do many things.
4 Remember that not taking risks is also a risk
You need to realize that any road you take involves some risk. The decision to stay in your comfort zone has just as much, if not more, risk than leaving your comfort zone.
5 You need to have friends who take risks too
Surround yourself with people who also take risks. You need to be around people who enjoy taking risks. This will inspire and push you to trust yourself and the risks you need to take to grow.
Give it a shot. Trust yourself and leap into the risk.
Life is about taking chances. Remember that success is relative. Life is a university where we all take classes. Some of us take classes on trials, and others on temptations. Life is about going through tests, and no one is exempted from these tests. So give it a shot; trust yourself and make a choice to be different this year.