The Importance of Self-Belief

By admin / July 31, 2009
By: Roseanna Leaton
Category: Success

It is difficult to measure the effect of your own individual self-belief. After all, you only know for sure what you have or have not achieved and cannot prove to yourself how much more you might have achieved if you were more confident. It is only when you look at the human race as a group and you begin to question and compare the impact of various traits that the value of self-confidence can be so easily identified.

It has been noted and proven time and again that your level of self-belief does indeed prove to be a good predictor of success and achievement in many different areas of your life. If only self-confidence was a class taught in schools; it would indeed become the most important class of all. Why is it not taught, when everyone agrees as to the vital impact of confidence in one's life?

I believe that the answer to this question lies primarily in that no one can agree on HOW confidence can be taught. Confidence is not a tangible thing in the sense of making 1 + 1 = 2 or knowing how to spell correctly. Rather it is an emotion; it is a feeling. This is what makes so many people shy away from the thought that confidence can be taught, or learned through teaching. Instead, there is a communal belief which indicates that you either have confidence or you do not, and that is "how it is".

But I fear that this is a cop-out. The effect of having confidence or a lack of confidence IS tangible; you can feel it, you can hear it in one's tonality and see it in one's posture...and you can all but taste it as well. Confidence is a real live, living, breathing, tangible thing. The very thing which prevents you from gaining confidence is the belief that "this is how you are" and that that's all there is to it.

It is high time to take a step back and view confidence and lack of confidence from a different angle. Do you agree that confidence or lack of it is directly related to the experiences in one's life? Very few people would disagree with this statement. The thing is that once you appreciate that how you experience something is dependent upon your perception of that something, then you begin to realize that you can begin to change.

Your perceptions of the world around you and your expectations about what might happen all come from within; they come from your own inner mind. You can access the inner workings of your mind simply by choosing to learn hypnosis. You can learn to use hypnosis with the help of hypnosis downloads. It's easy. Hypnosis is normal and natural, and allows you to access your subconscious mind.

Once you have access to your subconscious mind with the help of hypnosis, you can then place suggestions in your mind to build your confidence, to build your self-esteem, to build your self-worth. Hypnosis is another subject which should be taught in schools; it is the most enabling and empowering state of mind and it is totally natural. Once again I fear that the reason it is not taught (in general) is because it is misunderstood; hypnosis, like confidence, is perceived (incorrectly) as intangible. It is not perceived as something which easily complies with the ticking of boxes.

It is ironic that both confidence and hypnosis can be taught, and can be measured (if one tries to do so). Both are indeed far more quantifiable than you may at first expect. We should all give thanks to people such as Richard Bandler and Paul McKenna who have identified ways to de-mystify hypnosis and also to give hypnosis and NLP structure and methodology. Even the most analytical of thinkers would find it hard to question the value of hypnosis is this day and age, as scientific research time and again proves its effectiveness in so many areas of our lives.

With a degree in psychology and qualifications in hypnotherapy, NLP and sports psychology, Roseanna Leaton is one of the leading practitioners of self-improvement. You can get a free hypnosis download from and peruse her extensive library of hypnosis downloads for self-confidence.

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