Motivational Monday: Believe in You

When it comes to going after what you truly want in life, asking for it is one thing, and believing in it is something completely different. Last week I shared some key tips and scriptures that Steve Harvey shared which were critical to him achieving the success that he has experienced, and continues to experience.

When I first started blogging, I had no clue what I was doing and only had one purpose: to grow my platform so when I started whatever business I wanted to start, I would have an audience to share it with. I heard of these great opportunities that bloggers would get but deep down, I didn’t believe that I would be one of “them”. But my 2014 was definitely an indication of how wrong I was.

Even when I decided to start my business, it was something that sounded nice. But when I looked at so many other incredible women doing what I wanted to do, I realized I was asking for something I didn’t believe in. I’ll never forget having a conversation with someone and them saying, “how can we expect others to believe in what we have to give when we don’t believe in it ourselves?” This was my lightbulb moment.

I had to learn to do some mindset work (and continue to do it regularly) to diminish the negative chatter that tends to reside between my brain cells. I realized that when you really believe in yourself and what you’re doing, your confidence (not arrogance as there’s a thin line there) shines through. When you’re confident in yourself and your capabilities, those around you will connect to that. If you can then instill that same confidence in them, the sky is the limit.

Another thing Mr. Harvey shared at the conference was the importance of the three steps in order to achieve success:

Ask – it’s as simple as asking God for what you want

Believe – once you make the ask, you’ve got to believe with all your heart that it can be done (the how is not important here).

Receive – prepare to receive what you ask for, get things in line and act as though you’ve already received it.

You are what you believe. And the best thing I ever did was believe in me. So I hope that you will believe in you.

How do you combat doubt and lack of belief and replace it with confidence and belief?


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  • Holly
    March 23, 2015 at 1:35 PM

    That was great, thanks for that! Needed a bit of a pick me up and that was right on time. It is easy to fall off track sometimes.
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    • Christine St.Vil
      March 25, 2015 at 10:51 PM

      Aww so glad this helped to pick you up Holly! Sometimes we all just need a good reminder, because it’s so true that it can be easy to fall off track sometimes. Hope you’re having a spectacular week!

  • Patrice
    March 23, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    Motivational Monday I needed to hear this. I like quotes and tips Ask Believe & received a reminder for me. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Jonesy
    March 23, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    I love that! “The best thing I ever did was believe in me” I’m going to add this to my vision board. What a great post!
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    • Christine St.Vil
      March 25, 2015 at 10:49 PM

      Yes, Jonesy! Do it! I have a few of these affirmations very similar to this on my vision board. It’s so important to do so 🙂

  • Nadeen
    March 23, 2015 at 7:50 PM

    love this! Ask Believe and Receive!! And confidence. People often look at those w confidence and achieving their goals as being cocky but no. Having confidence and going after your goals is commendable!
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    • Christine St.Vil
      March 25, 2015 at 10:49 PM

      Thanks Nadeen! That is absolutely correct, love it! The easy part is usually in the ask, but often times do we really believe we can have what we ask for? 😉

  • MK
    March 23, 2015 at 11:11 PM

    Great read! I love how you stated that you had to do the min dset check. That’s so important.
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    • Christine St.Vil
      March 25, 2015 at 10:48 PM

      Thanks MK, definitely important to check the mindset on a regular basis. We’re so great at lying to ourselves lol

  • Lara
    March 23, 2015 at 11:21 PM

    Thanks for sharing this Christine. I do believe in me most of the time but It was still helpful and reassuring to read this tonight :).

  • LaShon @ For the Love of Curls
    March 24, 2015 at 1:23 AM

    Combating negativity is a constant battle. It’s just a human tendency to compare yourself to others and to lack appreciation for where you are in life. I’m glad that I am open to working on myself being I want to live a positive life.
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    • Christine St.Vil
      March 25, 2015 at 10:47 PM

      So true LaShon, in order to live a positive life, we can’t constantly compare ourselves to others.

  • Janeane Davis
    March 24, 2015 at 10:47 AM

    Belief like charity must start at home. Ifree we want 8th Era to buy into our vision, business and plans, we must learn to believe our own hype.

  • Adanna
    March 24, 2015 at 10:01 PM

    I always look forward to your Motivational Monday. I have self doubt all the time but I’ve been dealing by praying and keeping myself so busy that I don’t have time to think. I no longer try to be perfect. I used to spend so much time thinking about something in her actually do it. Now I think and I deal after.

    • Christine St.Vil
      March 25, 2015 at 10:46 PM

      Thanks Adanna! I’m so glad that you find these posts helpful. I always write about things I’ve experienced personally so you’re not alone 🙂 I love that you’re ok with “done is better than perfect” 🙂

  • Vashti (
    March 29, 2015 at 10:35 PM

    Believe, believe, believe! Yes! I can totally identify with how you felt Christine because I was there too! If you ask and you don’t believe, nothing happens. Thanks for the timely reminder.
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  • Nicole
    March 30, 2015 at 3:13 AM

    Yes!! Inspiring. Believing in yourself is so important in order to Receive your blessings!
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