The Power of Believing in Yourself
Imagine that you have an imaginary friend (maybe you already do!). Let's call this friend "B". What would happen if B continually told you that you're not valuable, that you can't do something or don't have the capacities to achieve your dreams? What if B continually belittled you by questioning your talents, capacities and skills, or simply by constantly shaming you for no apparent reason? You might say, “I don’t want a friend like B!!!”… What if you couldn’t get rid of him?
Maybe at the beginning, when B starts with his ridiculous denigration, you'd tell him to back off and leave you alone. You’d tell him that you don't need a friend like him. But, out of the blue, B would come back over and over again hammering you with the same questioning and patronizing comments. Eventually, by sheer repetition, B's effect is so powerful in you that it starts undermining your self-worth and self-esteem so much that you even begin to doubt. You can’t be sure anymore if B is right or not. Very likely, there's come the day when you tell B that he might be right about some of the things he's been saying and that you really can't achieve your dreams... After a while, convinced by B, you finally and completely give up. You come to the conclusion that B has always been right and that you don't have the capacities to achieve your dreams and realize your potential.
B lives in us
In reality, B is not that imaginary at all. He is real, tangible, we listen to him, we believe him and we are influenced by him. But B doesn't live outside us. He is right within our minds and hearts. B is that little voice inside ourselves that, very often, could be preventing us from doing something because “we don't have the skills or talents”. B is a powerful influence, a driving force in or behavi