This is how to eliminate self doubt for good even when you’ve doubted yourself more times than you can count.
We’ve all done it, whether it’s little doubts like “I don’t know if I can parallel park into this spot” or larger doubts like “what if I bomb this job interview” –
The fact of the matter is that it’s easier to doubt yourself than to have total confidence in yourself. Think about it – we all want to be right and if we doubt ourselves, then we’re right whether we succeed or fail whereas if we have total confidence and we fail, then we feel like fools.
Let’s kick that habit to the curb and do away with self doubt completely, you deserve the confidence!
This post is all about how to eliminate self doubt.
How about we all agree right now that doubting yourself is just the worst?
That lingering voice in your mind telling you that you can’t do something or that you can do something but the way you do it won’t be good enough…
You need to silence that voice (or rather, overcome that voice) if you’re ever going to accomplish anything.
And maybe you’ve tried to be more confident before and it didn’t work but does that mean now you’re going to go through life completely unconfident and a Doubting Thomas?
How To Eliminate Self Doubt
1. Start noticing when you’re doubting and call it out.
Whenever you hear that voice in your head starts to spout reasons or “wait, maybe you can’t” lines, recognize it, and call it out.
When you point out how often and when you’re starting to doubt yourself, you can also recognize when it’s just a force of habit.
Strength is how you shut out the voice in your head that says “I can’t”.emma xu
2. Ask yourself if it’s something you’ve done before successfully.
As I mentioned before, maybe it’s squeezing into a parking spot on the first try or maybe it’s giving a good interview, the odds are that you’ve done it before with some version of success.
So why are you questioning whether you can do it again now?
3. Know that self doubt is just trying to protect you.
Right or wrong, doubt just wants to keep you from being embarrassed, in danger, or feeling strong negative emotions.
We are nonconsciously talking ourselves out of something that could turn out worse than we’d hoped when we self doubt, which can be used as a force for good sometimes. You’ve been told you shouldn’t jump off a cliff if all your friends are doing it and doubt is working in the same way here.
However, you need to know when to silence the doubt.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that an airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
4. Nothing that’s worth having comes easy.
The biggest success in anything you do comes with trying something or going somewhere that no one’s gone before.
Playing it safe is unremarkable and if you want to achieve something great, then you have to be willing to put it all on the line and tune out the doubt in your mind.
5. You have to have more trust than doubt.
You know that logically if you eat well, get good rest, move your body, and drink water then you will have a healthier lifestyle – so why are you still doubting if you’ll get there?
You need to trust the process and know that if you are consistent over time then you will achieve the results.
The doubt just kicks in to make you wonder if it’s worth it and then you doubt if you’ll ever make it – NAH!
Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.Suzy Kassem
6. Start saying “I got this”.
As you start talking to yourself confidently and hype yourself up, your self doubt will start to shrink.
Practice hyping yourself up just as much as you would a friend before they are about to do something outside their comfort zone.
7. Vote for yourself.
You’re voting for yourself and your success when you decide to go for something even though doubt is nagging you, and that’s what life should be.
Continuous votes for your best self and allowing yourself to grow.
Odds are that there is a (sometimes even smaller) voice inside you asking you to go for it or saying “hey you might like it” – that’s the voice you should be listening to!
I didn’t come this far to only come this far.
[ READ ALSO: How To Overcome Limiting Beliefs For Good ] for more tips on how to tackle your limiting beliefs!
Are you ready to eliminate self doubt? Let me know how you’re going to start implementing these strategies today!
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