Guest Post by Ali Jan Qadir
Original Image via Flickr: Diggin up some sunshine ~ by Tina. Artwork by DEG.
Sometimes you hear that voice in your head that says, “You are not capable enough”; “You can never stand up to the expectations”; “You are a failure”; or “You are worthless”.
This running commentary forces you back, criticizes you, and haunts you in the times, when the time is not just right, when the air is not moving in your direction, and when the things are not being quite straight for you. Low self-esteem and high self-doubts are the fruits of this plant; but watch out — you don’t have to pick them!
Low self-esteem and self-doubts eats away at logic, steals positivity, and takes away happiness. Grief storms can scatter optimism like hay straws, but the ray of hope recollects them and gives an opportunity to make a new life. When everyone turns away and you find yourself in the muck of insecurity only hope comes to rescue.
If you have hope you have unlimited possibilities.
Now where does this hope come from? It comes from within the esteemed being of our selves. Hope rests inside you! Every morning when you start your day, you have nothing but new hopes and new expectations. Hope is can be viewed as mere imagination, but it gives results when the imaginations are acted upon with a go of determination.
As humans we are like the glass towards which optimists see as half full, while the pessimists see the glass as half empty. Hope works when we direct ourselves to the half filled part of the glass, collect motivation, and encouragement from it and strive to fill the other half of the glass being able to be appreciate the half filled aspects of our life. When you are hopeful, it means that you are believing in yourself and honoring your individuality and the feeling of this honor makes you strong, more practical and goal directed.
The hard time arrives when it comes to believing in yourself. All you have to do is to trust and love yourself. Stop being your own enemy and sending negative messages down to your heart. Give credit to yourself and count your successes. When you do, it boosts the energy inside you and helps you start all over again.
Accepting your lows is also a way of believing in yourself. Whenever in your darkest hour, you feel torn or lost, sit back, take a deep breath and comprehend that being torn and lost could be a turning point of discovering who you actually are and what you truly aspire to be. It’s important to understand yourself. Who are you and what do you really want? Setting more rational and achievable objectives give a quicker response with bulk of new spur.
Do not forget that you can do miracles by stepping in the practical ground with high hopes and firm belief in yourself. The person you’d meet their will surprise you.
Ali Jan Qadir is passionate about art, food and fitness. He loves to shares things he has learned by experience. Click here to learn more about his writings and follow him on Twitter at @alijanness.