Doubting ourselves can be a powerful, inhibiting force that prevents us from reaching many goals that we are otherwise capable of achieving. Most of us face this obstacle at some point in our lives, and it is often reoccurring. There are situations when self-doubt is not about doubting our abilities, but putting too much emphasize on what other think of our abilities. It is especially difficult to deal with this when comments and doubts come from people we care about, because it is not easy to ignore those.
- Despite genetic preconditioning, no one is born with inherent super-confidence that crushes all self-doubt.
- Yet, it is far better to love ourselves as we are, self-doubt and all, than to fake it or bully our inner child into submission.
- It’s always okay to be afraid. Just remember that no matter what anyone thinks, you alone bear the consequences of your actions and you will manage.
“You can change the way you think, feel, and behave by changing your environment and the information you consume every single day.”