A few years ago, I used to focus on one word for my Motivation Monday series. I haven’t done that for awhile, and today, it just feels appropriate to focus on one word that has been on my mind a lot lately: faith.
To a lot of people, this only has meaning when you look at it from a religious standpoint. In this case, faith often comes when you put your decisions, your life, into a greater being’s hands because you believe they understand your true purpose. And your faith is that they will help you guide you there.
But, I think it’s important to look at faith from an internal perspective. As in having faith in yourself. I think this might be one of the toughest areas for me (hence the focus on me for the year), but I do believe that it is one of the most important.
Because, if you don’t have faith in yourself – who else will?
Often times, I think this goes back to the saying that says you need to love yourself first before anyone else can. I think you need to have faith in yourself before anyone else can.
You need to believe in yourself; believe that you are enough to deserve the best in your life. It can be as simple as having faith in yourself that you can hit that 5k PR that you’ve been dreaming on. It can be as major as having faith in yourself that a major life decision that you are making is the right one, and that you have the strength to make it through.
How do you build it? I don’t think it’s something that happens over night. I think it’s something that is built up over time, that you gradually build as you prove to yourself that yes, you can do this. And along the way? You may learn a thing or three about yourself and change and grow as a person, which is never a bad thing.
So, have faith. You’d be surprised where it can take you.
What do you think about faith? How did you build it for yourself?
What’s a major goal you are working on right now?
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