How to start believing in yourself

How to start believing in yourself

Have you ever found yourself thinking that you are not good enough? That your ideas are not good enough? Maybe you think that there are so many artists who are better than you? Have you ever thought: “How am I supposed to achieve my dream?” Welcome to my world. I have had these kind of thoughts so many times that I have lost count. But there is a way how to start believing in yourself more.

I remember when I started to draw and paint again on 2010. Back then I had this perfect image on my mind how I wanted everything to be. Which also included my artistic skills and abilities. I wanted to be good and professional quickly. Unfortunately that meant only one thing, that I didn’t have patience.
So I drew and painted a lot but many times I got mad and frustrated because things didn’t go the way I wanted. So I just threw my pencils and oil colors in the corner. Few days later, something inside of me kept telling me ” Try again, don’t give up. Eventually you will achieve your goals”.

I had a really hard time in my life back then. I studied in the university business and marketing but something inside of me kept telling me that this is not the right thing. And besides that I had an anxiety which made it quite impossible to even go to school. Eventually on the 3rd year I took the risk and decided to quit.

There were so many people around me who didn’t understand why I made that kind of choice. When I told them that I want to be an artist and make the living with my art, then many of them raised their eyebrows and gave me the weird look, like I’m some kind of freak. They told me that its impossible to make money by selling your art. That this can only be my hobby, nothing more. Many even stopped being my friend. But that was totally fine with me.

To be honest, I was really scared. Why? Because I didn’t know how to achieve my dream. And the uncertainty about the future made me worry a lot. Eventually I understood that worrying about everything doesn’t help at all. In fact it only makes things worse. So I decided to take 1 day at a time. As I started to be more positive, I noticed that everything started to get better. My mindset was more positive and I didn’t throw my art supplies to the corner anymore. In fact, I started to get more inspiration and ideas about what to draw and paint.
I spent hours watching different art tutorials on Youtube. I did everything that I could to be better than I was the day before. I invested in myself.

Today I’m really grateful that I didn’t give up.

So if you are facing some difficult times and you want to give up, then please don’t! Because then you might regret later and think: ” What could have been if… “

You will have to face your deepest fears and tell yourself that: “I am good enough!” You have to believe in yourself! Surround yourself with people who like same things as you. There is a quote that I like:
“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step”- Dr. Martin Luther King

So just take the first step. And one day you will realize that all these little steps helped you to achieve your dream.

Have you experienced something similar? Maybe you can even share some tips.

 

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8 thoughts on “How to start believing in yourself

  1. That’s some great inspirational words. Really love reading your blog posts, they always cheer me up 🙂

    For me I usually take a step back, really THINK about what I wanna achieve. Then take a break and clear my mind. Then try again. Even if it’s like 10 minutes I spend on drawing or something, at least it’s valuable 10 min than none at all.

  2. Thank you! I’m glad that you like. This makes me feel that I’m doing the right thing.
    I totally agree with you. Taking a break and clearing your mind is a really good thing to do. 🙂

  3. Such a wonderful attitude to have. It’s so hard to have patience and work to achieve our dreams when we live in a “want it no? get it now!” society. I’m trying hard to teach my kids that patience and work really do pay off. Thanks for the great post, and thanks for sharing on Dare to Share Saturday!

  4. Such a lovely read and a wonderful message. Taking a walk always helps me clear my head and everything.

    Kathryn
    nimblenote.blogspot.com

  5. First off I would like to say terrific blog! I had a
    quick question in which I’d like to ask if you don’t mind. I was
    interested to know how you center yourself and clear your thoughts before writing.
    I have had a difficult time clearing my mind in getting my thoughts out there.
    I truly do enjoy writing however it just seems like the
    first 10 to 15 minutes tend to be lost just trying to figure out how to begin. Any ideas
    or hints? Many thanks!

  6. Well, to be honest its not very simple to center myself. But If I do then first of all I meditate. I will think about the subject that I want to write about and then I will meditate about 15 minutes. Usually while I meditate, I get all kinds of ideas. Why? Because my mind is in a relaxed state and then all good ideas start to come.

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