Intuitive Group’s Worst Enemy and How to Conquer Yours
Even the most successful people in this world have dealt with self-doubt. One of the differences between the successful and unsuccessful is their ability to see past the unrealistic ideas they have in their head. We can all be our own worst enemy at times; the best way to overcome this challenge is to learn to work with your “enemy”.
Below are a few helpful tips and quotes that will help you conquer self-doubt and bring you a stronger sense of determination:
Recognize and acknowledge your doubt. They always say the first step is admitting! By ignoring self-doubt you are imposing limits on your abilities to do great things. Take your doubt head on and acknowledge that YOU are putting your own restrictions on your success. Blaming outside influences will only feed the negativity brewing in your mind about yourself.
“Success is a battle between you and yourself only” –Anonymous
Analyze and plan. Once you have acknowledged your self-doubt take time to address why you have those doubts. When you do this your thoughts are more likely to be put into reality and logic will help you find a solution to overcoming your doubts. If you are able to identify the source, more often than not you will be able to move past whatever doubts may be in your mind and help you see that you’re better than your “enemy”!
“ If you hear a voice within you say ‘you can’t paint’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced” –Vincent Van Gogh
View mistakes as a good thing. The reason why most of us have self-doubt to begin with is due to fear: fear of humiliation, fear of failure, fear of making a mistake. You must remove the idea that mistakes are bad and with that you will remove some of the fear of failing or being embarrassed. When you start having any limiting thoughts try and take a step back and think of the worst case scenarios; most of the time worst case really isn’t that bad in the grand scheme of things. You can choose to believe your doubts and hold yourself back due to a fear of making a mistake OR you can push any debilitating thoughts off to the side and take a chance on success. Remember no one is perfect.
“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing” –George Bernard Shaw
Have a support system. Handling self-doubt is a difficult task in itself, let alone if you are trying it alone. Make sure you have a good support team to lean on during the more difficult times. You need to have a group of close friends, family or co-workers you can trust and confide in. Having that solid group of people will be a great form of reassurance and boost of confidence you need for success.
Don’t look at it as a negative. Self-doubt can be a very negative thing if you let it. Allow the doubt to help you push forward. Take your self-doubt and turn it into a personal challenge, push yourself to prove yourself wrong! The best way to cope with self-doubt is recognizing the truth, and what better way to realize the truth but by conquering what you thought you couldn’t do. You can do anything you put your mind to, so stop putting your mind on the “can not’s” and start thinking “yes I can”.
“It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not” –Unknown
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