Let’s kick self-sabotage out and start moving towards our own success!
Are you letting self-doubt sabotage your own success? Do you have a dream but feeling like you’re not good enough and you are riddled with self-doubt?
The reality is that everyone deals with self-doubt at one point or another. Even the most highly successful people have dealt with some self-doubt but what often sets them apart are the actions they take despite it all.
When I decided to go to college, self-doubt consumed me pretty much the entire time, even though each week I proved myself wrong. What if I don’t make good grades? What if it will not work out or in my favor and I just wasted time and years on earning this degree?
I had two choices: Drop out of college or keep pushing on.
Yes, quitting would have been a much easier choice but the reality is, quitting isn’t really part of my personality and so I kept pushing on.
Here are 4 things you can do to help you deal with your own self-doubt.
You can question it:
Keep a journal so you can evaluate if the doubts are realistic or if you are overreacting. Challenge your beliefs so you can reframe the situation and turn it into a positive experience!
Get yourself some support:
Having a conversation with a friend or a coach can help you get another perspective and reduce the self-doubt you experience.
Go have some fun:
Relax and distract yourself so you can refocus your attention to something positive. Address your negative thoughts but manage them by telling yourself to stop and counteract them with a positive thought.
Be specific with your goals:
When we create goals we have a direction that allows us to move forward and facing our doubts through persistent action will help you get ahead.
Rinse and Repeat as necessary.
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