Easing Self Doubts

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“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.”
William Shakespeare

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I think most people struggle with some form of doubt, I cerainly do. I believe that doubt is the number one killer of the human resolve.

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The voice of doubt whispers in our ears and draws us into this dark hole. And we listen to it. Things like: ‘‘You can’t do that, you don’t know how to do that, you don’t have it in you, keep quiet or you’ll get fired, rejected, disliked, disapproved of…….”

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This voice can come in as we are trying to take a new step in our careers, to form a new relationship, to launch a creative idea, to start a hobby that gives us joy, to let go of living in an environment where we feel stuck and unfulfilled, to ask for a raise, to ask for help – in any place where we want to expand into new area.

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Fear and self doubt are two signs that you are moving forward. The limits of what we think we are capable of are being pushed, and there is a part of us that pushes back. The part of us that just wants to freeze-up, sit on the couch and do nothing except watch other people pushing the boundaries of what’s possible… all on the televiosin screen of course… yes, much safer to just stay in front of the TV!

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No one is an island – meaning, you can not do it all on your own. Sometimes all you need is a little reassurance, and your biggest fans are the people who do just that for you. You first need to identify your biggest fans – the friends, family and who have always been there for you.

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Remember we all have doubts. Focus on  nurturing and growing yourself ……look for ways to stretch yourself today. Prove to yourself that  you can do it!

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“If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”
Vincent Van Gogh

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