Everyone experiences self-doubt at one time or another, and even seemingly confident people are not immune to it. Very often self-doubt begins when we’re young and our parents may instill a limited belief in us without even realizing it. There are two important steps you can take to overcome self-doubt. First, get clear on exactly what is it holding you back. It may be fear of the unknown, or a limited belief that you can’t learn certain skills. Second, you need to reframe your goal in a positive way, viewing it as a challenge or something fun to learn rather than something you cannot do. Lastly, take action towards your goal even it is baby steps. And try to not let others’ doubt or lack of personal success discourage you from trying something new.
- Clarify where the self-doubt is coming from, whether it’s fear of the unknown, comparison with others, or something else.
- Next, recognize what the facts are, that is, what you know to be true.
- Ultimately, just go for it and either succeed or learn from your failure.
“On a personal note, I can tell you my self-doubt comes any time I am trying something new.”