How many of us get a positive feeling when we think of ourselves? I think most people head straight for the negativity store in our brain and start digging around for any negative thoughts we can find.

It’s not surprising really; these days it is not easy for people to have self-belief, as society makes us feel that this is a bad trait, not a good quality that will enhance our lives and the lives of those closest to us.

Constant negativity towards ourselves is visible to others as it makes us unhappy, the people around us unhappy, and we will never be truly contented.

Here at Dollars Want Me, we want all of our members to not only be financially free, but to also be happy and content with their lives. So maybe it’s time that we all stopped this self-destructive thought pattern and started to think about what’s good about us and our lives?

Try this out:

Take a look in the mirror right now and focus on something that you like about yourself, instead of the countless things you think you don’t like about yourself……

What did you find?

Do this every day for a week and each day write down the things that you like about yourself, we promise you that you will start to feel better after just a few days! And you will realise after that week that there are far more positive things about you than you thought!

This sort of exercise is similar to repeating your affirmations every day, and we know how powerful those are! Repetition builds habits and any repetition that makes us feel better is ok in our book!

As well as the mirror exercise there are a few other things that you can do to boost your self-belief:

1. Deal with your negative inner-voice – When you think about yourself and a negative thought pops into your head, ask yourself where this really came from? Parents, friends, bullies? They are usually not your thoughts they are things that you have been told, so tell that voice to shut up!

2. Change a weakness into a strength – It’s true that we all have weaknesses and strengths, we aren’t perfect, however when you think of a weakness try to find the positive side to it, there always is one, we just have to find it.

3. Take some time to think of all your positive qualities, make a list and refer back to it whenever you feel like negativity is going to creep in!

4. Visualisation – Take some time to visualise who you want to be, whatever that may be, visualisation is an extremely effective way to develop self-belief. Just as you visualise what you want in life, visualising who you want to be is very powerful and will help you to be the person you are meant to be!

Self-belief doesn’t mean arrogance, it simply allows us to be happy with who we are, comfortable in our own skin and content with our lives.

Author's Bio: 

Matthew E. Alleyne "The Results Coach" is the mastermind behind this unique concept, he is a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, personal development and business coach! Matthew works with Bob Proctor from the movie "The Secret", seen by more than 300 million people and the legendary success expert Brian Tracy who has helped over 5 million people reach their goals. Matthew has been very successful in his field for more than 25 years. Matthew lives by the adage "Those who care, teach".