Getting Clarity – What is Self Doubt?
How Self-Doubt Betrays Your Future
Getting Clarity about what self-doubt does to you?
Self-doubt betrays your future. It keeps you from trying new things and seeking out challenges for your mind and body. It stops us in our tracks.
It is destructive negative self-talk that triggers fear of failure or success because, after all, you really don’t have the talent, knowledge or skills to be as good as other people who are out there doing all the things.
Self-doubt is the lack of belief and trust in ourselves and our abilities. When we see something we want to do, self-doubt tells us we can’t because we aren’t good enough, we don’t have any real value, or someone else is doing it already, so we might as well just be quiet.
Getting Clarity about how self-doubt holds you back from trying new things
It keeps you from doing the things you want to do you see something out there like climbing a mountain. And you listen to that destructive negative voice inside saying…
“Oh, wait, I really can’t, you know, there’s too many trees, and I don’t see the path. And there might be animals up there I don’t want to deal with. And I don’t think I could do it.”
You don’t believe in your skills. You don’t believe in your own knowledge, and you don’t believe in your own abilities. That’s what self doubt does. It betrays the very essence of who you are, and who you were meant to be – it extinguishes the potential in you.
It speaks excuses in your ear. I don’t have the right equipment, I don’t have enough money, I don’t have the right education… on and on! Excuses are lies self-doubt tells us to keep us from having the adventures we are born to have.
Getting Clarity about how self-doubt keeps us from crossing the finish line.
If you’ve ever started a project and not finished it, you know what I mean. Any quilter out there know exactly what I’m talking about. How many UFOs do you have – you know that really adorable fabric you just had to have and swore that you were going to finish it THIS time.
That fabric is still sitting there – maybe it’s all cut and measured and pinned and ready to finish, but it’s been all ready for months and maybe even years.
Self-doubt says it’s not important anyway and you didn’t really care about it. Don’t worry about it.
Getting Clarity about how self-doubt is the mean girl that can’t find anything good to say.
You know the one. She watches her friends and family achieving and working hard to live their best life and own their awesome, and all she can do is tear them down, accuse them of not really be authentic and cheaters. After all, they didn’t really achieve that fully because it seem to come so easy…
Yeah, she’s the mean girl that none of want in our house, lives or around our children. And we need to tell her to STFU!!!
Getting Clarity about how self-doubt is treasonous to our very souls.
We betray ourselves and the core of our very beings when we allow self-doubt stay and camp out inside. Self-doubt causes use to lose trust in ourselves – in what we KNOW that we know about ourselves. Trust builds up our core confidence and gives us the courage to go out in the world and make our mark – whatever that may mean to you.
These are just a few ways to get clarity on self doubt. There are many more waiting for you to try! You can get clarity on self doubt!
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