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What to Do When Self-Doubt Creeps Up

Today I’d like to quickly share three steps that help me to handle and minimize
one of the most common obstacles to success in any area of life: self-doubt.

1. Say stop.

First up, when those self-doubting thoughts start to creep up in your head say

Disrupt these few thoughts before they grow into a big snowball in your mind by
– in your head – shouting: STOP!

2. Look to your past.

After saying stop be real with yourself and ask yourself: how many times when I
doubted myself or feared something would happen did that negative thing come
into reality after I still took action?

The answer for me and probably for you too is: not very often at all.

Look to the past and see how well things have gone many times despite those
self-doubts. It then becomes easier to let go of the doubts or to ignore them and to
focus on the more likely pretty positive outcome and to take action.

3. Talk about it.

A third thing that helps me when first two steps may only have worked partially is
to talk to someone close to me about my doubts.

Because when you keep your thoughts on the inside they can become distorted,
greatly exaggerated and not very much in line with reality or reasonable

So let them out into the light.

In my experience, just letting the thoughts out and saying them out loud can often
help you to hear how exaggerated they have become.

And by talking about those doubts with someone that is supportive you can get a
change in perspective.

Hope these help! Have a great day 🙂

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