Having a little more faith in yourself.


It's amazing what you can achieve with a little more faith in yourself.


They say that you can't do anything without believing that you can do it, first. And this is so bloomin' true. We're all capable of achieving amazing things, but sometimes we hold ourselves back a little, don't we? The self-doubt, lack of inspiration and exhaustion come creeping in and we decide against going after that goal or dream that we've been thinking about. 

At the beginning of 2016, I took the biggest leap of faith ever. I had no idea how things were going to pan out, and to be honest, it could've ended terribly and I could've ended up taking over 3 years worth of a step back. I had to believe in myself. I had to convince myself that everything was going to be okay and that I was good enough to make this work. And it did. Wonderfully. 

At school, and even just a few years ago, I was never confident. I was never the girl to be her own cheerleader or be certain that I was going to get good grades. I was constantly comparing myself to everyone else and convincing myself that no matter how hard I tried, I was going to fail.


But, I think when you start to push yourself, when you start to really figure out what you want and start to go after it, you realise that you're never going to able to achieve it if you don't believe that you can do it, first. If you can't picture yourself at the end goal, then you're never really going to be able to start, and you're going to stop yourself before you even try.

So, the next time you're thinking about that next goal and those little voices of self-doubt come creeping in telling you that you're never going to be able to do it, just remember how powerful having a little bit more faith in yourself can be. Tell yourself, whether that be mentally or out loud, that you can do this. You've got this and you are good enough to make it work and you will, without a doubt, get to where you want to be.

I've written a lot about self confidence on this little blog, but it's something that's oh so important and something that can be truly life changing and empowering. I've found that having a little more faith in myself has made me happier and a lot more positive about things. I've absolutely not let as much hold me back and it's turned out pretty fabulous, and not half as scary as I first thought.



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Blush Pink Coat & Jeans  - c/o American Eagle Outfitters | I think I've featured this jeans before which I why they're not the main feature of these photo's, but I've most definitely mentioned them a few times on my Instagram and believe me when I say, I've never had a pair of jeans fit me as well as these ones do. They're tight fitting in all the right places, but flexible enough to fit them over my bum!

And can we just talk about how beautiful this coat is? I totally fell in love with this colour the second I saw it, and it's one of those coats that you can totally just snuggle into. It's warm and cosy, and even though yes, I'm tiny, this is a size small and there's plenty of room for all your scarves and jumpers underneath!

Soph

10 comments

  1. Thank you for writing this Sophie, it's a wonderful reminder and something I really needed to hear :) I definitely struggle with self-doubt and not believing in my abilities enough a lot but I'm determined to not let it hold me back anymore in 2017 x

    Sara’sChapters

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  2. Perfect blog post to read before the new year starts.. really gonna try in 2017 to believe in myself and my dreams more

    Ronnie
    www.veronicabizzarri.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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  3. That's exactly the kind of motivation I needed right now! Thanks sophie!

    xx Lisa
    lisaautumn.com

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  4. i love this post. some great words of wisdom here and i think this will help quite a few people. I lacked a hell of a lot of confidence a few years back and it's taken a very long, hard journey to be where i am now and you are so right that believing in yourself can really get you going places.
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  5. I loved reading this, so useful and makes me feel just a little more confident just from reading it. Also you look so lovely in these pictures!

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  6. This post is so sweet, and so true! It's amazing what we can achieve when we believe in ourselves in just a little bit. Thank you for this nice reminder. Also, I'm obsessed with your coat in these photos!
    -Jaycee @ anthropolojay.com

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  7. This is such a wonderful read right before New Years .. your posts just make me so happy and really brighten up my day too!
    Saira
    www.throughtheglitterglass.wordpress.com
    Xxxxx

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  8. Firstly, let me just say you look SO BLOODY CUTE in your photos! That coat is gorgeous and so is your hat :) I love this post - I feel like I'm in a similar position that you were previously at the moment. I am nervous to push myself out there but I'm getting there and I'm hoping that the choices I'm making now will pay off. xxxx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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  9. I really needed to hear these words, this is such an inspiration and your pictures are so cute, your outfit is adorable
    Love Chloe-Rose xx

    http://whatchloewrote.blogspot.co.uk/

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