Self-Doubt is the mindset that restricts many aspects of your life
William Shakespeare is reported to have said this: “Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we often might win, by fearing to attempt.”
You are often in a fight with your thoughts – that voice in your head that ramps up your self-doubt.
What if you don’t succeed? What will others think of you? You’re not as educated; and as a result may not be able to secure that job?
It doesn’t matter what you do you’ll never be able to escape self-doubt. It will follow you wherever you go, because it’s birthed in your mind. It is a part of the human experience and a mindset that prevents you from achieving what you want. The goal is to find a way to address it and learning how to deal with the uncertainty it creates.
I have seen many people giving up and never accomplishing or reaching the true potential because they allow doubt to undermine and control them.
What Fuels Self-Doubt
The fear of failure, rejection, and making errors and disappointment. As a result of your fear you make excuses for being unable to do things you have to do. Self-doubt isn’t foreign, it’s part of the human experience. Those things that leads you to question your beliefs, thoughts, decisions, etc… can lead to self-doubt.
Self-doubt induces a feeling that you’re not stable and causes you to question your own competence and confidence. When self-doubt becomes overwhelming for you, that’s when you may need more tools to overcome self-doubt.
How Do You Address Self-Doubt
Self-doubt, like so many negative emotions is a very unsettling experience you often deal with in conscious or unconscious ways. On the other hand, you can learn and grow through this experience by alleviating self-doubt and fear through the habit of being compassionate to yourselves no what the end result is. Avoid focusing on the past and remind yourself of those times when things have gone the right way because similar things can repeat itself.
Additionally, try not to compare yourself with others and be mindful of your thoughts. It is said that comparison is the thief of joy. This is an absolute truth. So when you are experiencing self-doubt because you fear not accomplishing something try not to control what you cannot and remain focus on what you want to achieve regardless of what is happening around you.
The thought process of self-doubt is very problematic. Do what you believe is right according to your core values and refrain from questioning your motives. Search for your truth inside you to get exactly what you feel and need in your life and do not be swayed by yourself or what others think of you. Remember everything takes time, so be good to yourself.
“Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself. Believe in yourself, your abilities and your own potential. Never let self-doubt hold you captive. You are worthy of all that you dream of and hope for.”Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart