3 Reasons Why You Need Self-Belief To Find A Career You Love

Unfortunately, you’re going to need more than some luck and a bit of pixie dust to find career success doing work that you genuinely love! 

As much as we may wish the right job would just fall into our laps, the truth is, pursuing your dreams isn’t as easy as 1-2-3 all the time. It can be hard to drown out the noise of other people’s opinions or feel secure in your choice to search for something different, and that’s when self-belief starts to come in handy. 

So, if you’ve been feeling stuck in your current job, dive into this quick lesson on self-belief to power your confidence as you navigate a career change! 

What is self-belief? 

Self-belief is exactly what it sounds like—believing in yourself. But more than that, it’s your confidence in your skills, actions, qualities, and judgment. 

Self-belief is essential in life and work because the way we view ourselves matters. When you think of yourself less, your chances of success also decrease. But when you believe in yourself and what you bring to the table, your chances of success multiply! 

Doubt, fear, and worry will always find a way to make us shy away from our goals. But the best part about self-belief is that with it, you’ll have the self-confidence to reach your goals despite those things. 

3 reasons why self-belief is important for your career success 

If you’ve had trouble finding work you truly love, here are three reasons why self-belief could be the key to success you’re missing:

1. Self-belief makes it harder for other people’s opinions to sway you. 

Are you stuck in a career because it’s what your parents wanted for you, or it’s what all your friends are doing? If so, that’s no way to live life! Self-belief gives you the courage to hear beyond the noise and listen to your inner voice instead—which is vital for finding work that genuinely lights you up.

2. With self-belief, you can take risks with more confidence. 

Taking the leap to try something new, like different projects at work or a complete career change, calls for some risk-taking. But self-belief reminds us that no matter what happens, we are innately valuable, and nothing can take that away from us! 

3. Self-belief helps you accept your weaknesses and celebrate your strengths. 

Believing in yourself gives you the positive attitude that you need to tackle your weaknesses head-on and acknowledge the strengths that guide you towards the work you love! 

With self-belief under your tool belt, you’re more likely to take on challenges with ease instead of feeling intimidated by them, and that alone makes this skill worth developing. 

Start believing in yourself again and discover the right career for you! 

It’s never too late to explore different career options, but you’re going to have to believe in yourself to find and step onto a path that’s right for you. I know it’s easier said than done, so if you need a real-life example of how self-belief powers careers, tune into this episode of Shine at Work for inspiration!