Self-doubt is that little voice that screeches us to a halt just when we are
about to make a decision Are you sure? have you made the right decision
here? what will people think? is your business idea good enough? what if
you fail? We have all heard them, this process is normal and healthy but
this self-preserving mechanism should never become debilitating.
Of course It’s extremely important when embarking on any new idea to
think things through, to try and plan for all eventualities, but remember all
of your ducks will never be in a row and sometimes we need to take that leap
of faith to truly grow.
"go with what you have, right now, just go, take the leap
and learn how to fly on the way down”
Life is extremely short and we owe it to ourselves to explore every part of life
ourselves and be the best we can be in the time we have been given. Self-doubt
is fine, listen to it, embrace it, feel it, take on board its questions, act upon them
if need be but then move on. There is no such thing as failure, getting something
wrong just means that you have not perfected your art form yet, it’s a learning
process not a full stop. Instead see this unforeseen setback as room for
improvement & growth. Life’s way of telling you to practice more, study what went wrong, identify the lesson and take from it.
When you approach life with this learning view and start to accept that things
may not always go your way, we are reducing our fear of failure and thus
reducing the power of self-doubt over us. Remember, self-doubt is only one
part of you and it doesn’t like risk taking even though some of the best decisions
ever made have been made with incredible risk.
“she was unstoppable, not because she did not have failures
or doubts, but because she continued on in spite of them”