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52 lessons for 52 weeks: Week 10 – BELIEVE in Yourself


What even is belief? Do you believe? I do… If I didn’t, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I wouldn’t have achieved what I achieved without belief. I wouldn’t be who I am today without believing in myself. Belief, for me, is to have faith and confidence in knowing that what you are attempting to do is possible. Belief is what YOU deem as true to you.

Invaluable to your success is believing in yourself


We get taught from a young age to just believe…

For me believing is right up there with having or keeping the faith! We believe what we cannot see. We believe because we have hope. Because we have faith. And because we were taught to believe in great things.

You should be your biggest fan. You should be cheering yourself on and in turn see how your fans are cheering you on too. Don’t get me wrong, you will have those fans who are waiting for you to fail or waiting for your demise. BUT keep going because you are destined to do great things. In all walks of life you meet different people. Those who cheer you on and those who cannot stand the sight of you and your success. Go back to your childlike demeanor and BELIEVE! You can if you really want to.

As parents we are tested daily with homework/tasks/projects/chores/just life in general whereby we constantly have to encourage Dudie to believe that he is good enough. To believe that HE can succeed. It gets easier each time he succeeds and I find that some days he doesn’t need the constant encouragement. I would like to think that he is encouraging himself to at least try something. At this stage, Troll seems to young to comprehend what we are saying BUT I see him cheering himself on every time he reaches a milestone. We must be doing something right…

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Do you believe in yourself?

What limitations have you set for yourself? How do you challenge your limitations? Do you believe in yourself? In my daily life I have to overcome so many limitations that I have set for myself, some subconsciously. I challenge myself to do better and be better than what I was yesterday. I believe that I can do anything that I set my mind to. But I also try and have a realistic approach as to not burn myself out whilst attempting my to challenge these limitations. I am not setting goals that are outrageous. I try to be more patient, to shout less, to be slow to anger and some days I’m good at it. Other days not so much. Life in itself is a challenge.

But with each and every challenge that you encounter you have a choice as to how you will react. I tend to react before I think things through. These days, my greatest challenge is to “think things through BEFORE I react“. It’s hard as my kids are constantly watching me and my behaviour. Those little sponge brains are soaking up what they think is right. And that scares the crap out of me. Am I a good enough role model? Lessons aside, I believe I can be a good role model. I believe in myself and my abilities to do my best with any given situation.

If you don’t believe in yourself , who will?… Spirited Mama


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If you are new to my series find the previous posts below:

Week 1 – Living with intent

Week 2 – Be an example

Week 3 – Be YOU

Week 4 – Treasure people NOT possessions

Week 5 – Change is inevitable

Week 6 – Let it go

Week 7 – Love YOURSELF

Week 8 – FORGIVE

Week 9 – TRUST



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  1. My friend I really needed to read this today. Sometimes I lose belief in myself and second guess myself, this is a firm reminder for me to ALWAYS believe in myself and keep the faith. Thank you for sharing this xoxo

    • spiritedmama1

      You’re most welcome Megan. I think we all need reminders every now and then, including me… x

  2. Thank you beautiful lady for this encouraging post. In some ways I think you were writing it to me, as I needed to hear some of the things you said. 💖

    • spiritedmama1

      You’re most welcome Taryn. It gives me a renewed hope and sense of purpose to know that people can relate. x

  3. I think it begins with self love, if you learn to love and appreciate yourself, it becomes easier to believe in yourself. I concur that so many people have the skills etc but lack that self belief. It is great to remind ourselves frequently to believe in ourselves ❤️

    • spiritedmama1

      Thanks Nicola. The series is slow but I find that each lesson takes shape from another. I can’t force the lessons as I write as and when they occur. It also feels easier to write it as opposed to drawing from past experiences that are vague in my mind.. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Most things stem from self love 🙂

  4. MrsFF

    Belief!!!! Believe in self. Sometimes we all forget this is necessary. We believe our spouse can do xyz and that our kids can move mountains

    Thank you for this essential reminder

    • spiritedmama1

      You’re most welcome. Agreed, we believe in others but then doubt ourselves…Why?

  5. I don’t think we can be taught to believe in ourselves but at some point someone else will believe in us and give us the confidence to do the same. Thanks for linking up with #globalblogging

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