Is Self-Doubt Stopping You From Living Your Dreams?

February 11, 2019

 

Everyone suffers from self-doubt at some time. It’s basic human nature. In extreme cases it can be essential as it can keep you alive, but mostly it limits you.

 

Your level of success is directly related to your level of self-doubt.

 

Self-doubt is one of the main obstacles to getting to live your dreams. How much more could you achieve if you had more confidence in your abilities?

 

Many people freeze when faced with self-doubt, and find excuses to do something else. But it does not have to be that way!

 

Ways to overcome self-doubt and become successful:

 

  • Know that self-doubt is only as limiting as you allow it to be. Just because you doubt yourself, doesn't mean you won't be successful. Self-doubt won't limit you, if you move past it and take courageous actions despite your feelings.

 

  • Overcoming self-doubt is crucial to success. While self-doubt does not have to be limiting, it inhibits your ability to take action – if you let it! Ignore the voices in your head and push on.

 

  • Other people don't care. When you conquer self-doubt, you'll realize others aren't as concerned with you as you thought. It is cathartic, creates peace of mind, and increases your courage.

 

  • Be optimistic. Optimism is the opposite of self-doubt. Be confident about your abilities. Optimism destroys self-doubt.

 

  • Accept yourself. Self-doubt can be the result of having unreasonable expectations of yourself. Accepting yourself as you are, will help soothe feelings of self-doubt.

 

 

  • Focus on small victories. Focusing on small wins builds confidence and dents self-doubt.

 

  • Respect your effort. Take pride in the fact you put in your best effort. Showing up is more than half the battle. Good effort eventually brings good results.

 

  • Build on your victories. Every personal battle you win gives you the confidence needed to tackle another. Each battle won makes you more capable.

 

Dealing with self-doubt is part of life. You can either allow it to stop you, or choose to eliminate it. That takes work, but is an effective long-term solution that will bring positive results for the rest of your life.

 

 

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