We all suffer from self-doubt at some point. These past few weeks I’ve been dealing with quite a bit of it so I decided to try and figure out ways to get out of this feeling. Here are a few I have come up with so far.
1. Doubt is just going to hold you back from reaching your full potential.
You have so much to offer to this world. If you keep spending time on doubting yourself, you’re not going to have enough time to work towards your goals and crush them.
2. If you can’t believe in yourself, then it’s going to be hard to get others to.
We are our own worst critic but if you end up being too critical of yourself, you’ll start to think that you aren’t capable at all. Start being your own best critic and then others will follow.
3. Once you stop with the self-doubt, you’ll be able to say “I told you so.”
Let’s face it, this feels good to say. Especially when it’s to someone who sucks and isn’t supportive or doesn’t think you’re capable of achieving what you set out to achieve.
4. You will inspire those around you.
This might be the best one. Everyone has their own hopes and dreams and when they see someone (you) confidently fulfilling theirs… it’s going to light a fire in them to do the same. Plus, it feels really great to make other people feel great.
5. Self-doubt leads to failure.
If you are constantly doubting yourself, you’re not going to get to where you want to be. It can turn into a vicious cycle and that just sounds miserable. Break the cycle.
6. Your mental and physical health will thank you.
If you’re not good to your mind and soul, they will begin to hurt you. Not believing in yourself comes with stress and stress comes with physical and mental implications. Quit doubting yourself and your mind and body will respond.
7. You really have nothing to lose.
What’s going to happen if you start to believe in yourself and go after what you want? You’ll fail? We all fail. It’s a part of the process. The only way to make failure stop is to learn from it, keep trying, and to keep believing in YOU.
I’m working on this currently. It helps me to write down ways to cope and to connect with others who might be feeling the same way. I’m a badass. You’re a badass. We’ve made shit happen in the past and we’re going to keep making shit happen no matter how much we want to take the easy route (complaining about how it will never ever happen and give up completely). But the easy route sucks. So put on your boss bitch pantsuit and make shit happen.