We all need a little cheerleading sometimes. A few words that help us forget our doubts so that we can keep going. However, encouraging words won’t make us go till the finish line unless we believe in ourselves.
We have to become our own cheerleaders.
Marisa Peer has been coaching the top performers of the world for more than 25 years. She has been named the UK’s number one therapist and her clientele lists several multi-millionaires who learned how to pass through their fears — thanks to Marisa.
Her powerful techniques have proved that nothing is impossible to achieve if we have faith in ourselves. And this faith can be developed by praising ourselves on a daily basis.
Here are 7 quotes from the beautiful words of Marisa Peer about the power of self-esteem and what it enables you to achieve.
1. You are the architect of your life
“Don’t wait for success to come to you, you must go to it.”
We often craft dreams and imagine the perfect scenario in our heads. We might even create a plan for our ultimate success and set goals to achieve it.
Then when the time is on us, we fail to take action. So we carry on crafting new dreams and new plans that keep us inspired.
The most brilliant plan without execution is still a failure. No one can climb the ladder of success for us: we need to commit to taking a single step each day, no matter how small it is. And the more action we take, the more confident we get in ourselves.
2. Practice thinking like a champion
“We play the only part we’ve ever known until that part becomes our own.”
Nobody is born with a success mindset. We learn and we educate ourselves in order to think like a champion so that one day those thoughts become our reality.
Marisa Peer was told as a young girl that despite her aspirations she will never be anything but a nanny. Yet, she went on to become the number one coach in the United Kingdom.
She simply refused to believe that she will fail and she committed to filling her mind with empowering thoughts so that she can become the woman she dreamed to be. And she continues doing so even today.
3. Confidence is 90% of your success
“Belief without talent can take you further than talent without belief. But when you have both, you’re unstoppable.”
Most of the time it is not other people who keep us back from succeeding. It is us. We work and hassle and fight for our dreams and when we are there, standing in the door, we refuse to go in.
We delay that meeting. We turn down the deal. We run away from ourselves.
Our fears take over our thoughts unless we learn to be bulletproof against them. Once we accept our doubts and we go forward anyway, we can celebrate our well-deserved success and our courage that got us there.
4. Be your own cheerleader
“The most effective ways to boost self-esteem is to praise yourself.”
No one goes through each day thinking that everything is going to turn out perfectly — not even our role models or icons of success smiling at us from the cover of the magazines.
They have the same internal monologue just like us.
Am I worth it?
Do I really deserve it?
Do I have what it takes?
What happens if I fail?
The only difference between them and the people who are not yet there is that they praise themselves on a daily basis. They become the loving parent they wanted to have, the encouraging teacher, and their own greatest fan.
And as they do, no one can ever stop them.
5. It’s never too late to rewrite your story
“To be happy you have to make peace with your past, love the present, and feel so excited about the future.”
We come to this world with a unique opening to our story. A baggage full of joy and sorrow, hardships and gifts, supporters and foes.
We have different pieces to work from but it is up to us how we create our storyline.
It’s time to become your inner protagonist. Design a life that you love living and dream a future big enough to get you excited every morning. Remember, you write your own script, so make it a masterpiece!
6. Your confidence is not always about you
“When you touch other people, when your words impact them and your actions empower them, your life has both meaning and purpose.”
Can you inspire others when you don’t really believe in yourself? Can you make this world a better place if you struggle to find your own voice?
You have a unique gift to deliver that is right within you. If you don’t have the confidence to express it, we will never get to know who you could have become.
When you don’t feel empowered to do it for yourself, do it for someone else. Think of the impact you could create with your message, think of how many more people you could help if you live your life with conviction.
The more faith you have in yourself, the more value you can deliver.
7. You are more than you think
“Your potential expands as you move towards it. You could never know what you are capable of because as you get to it, your potential allows you to go even further.”
There is only so far we can reach with our imagination but our true potential remains invisible for us. Therefore, we should never set limits to whom we can become.
The hardest part is not changing our lives but changing our mind that ultimately creates it. Be the person who talks, walks, thinks, reacts, and acts like a champion and soon enough you will realize you have just become one.