Updated: Oct 6, 2022
Self-doubt: lack of confidence in oneself and one's abilities.
Self-doubt is something that we all face at one point or another in our lives. Whether it's doubting our ability to succeed at a new job, or doubting our talent as an artist, self-doubt can hold us back from achieving our goals. So how can we get over this hurdle and set ourselves up for success?
The first step is to identify your triggers. What are the things that make you start doubting yourself? Is it a certain person, or a specific situation? Once you know what your triggers are, you can start to work on addressing them.
If your trigger is a certain person, try to avoid that person as much as possible. If that's not possible, then try to build up your confidence by spending time with people who make you feel good about yourself. Surrounding yourself with positive people will help you to see yourself in a positive light.
If your trigger is a specific situation, then try to change the way you look at it. For example, if you're doubting your ability to succeed in a new job, remind yourself of all the times in the past when you've been successful. It's important to focus on your strengths, rather than your weaknesses.
Another way to overcome self-doubt is to practice visualization. Visualize yourself succeeding in whatever it is you're trying to do. See yourself crossing the finish line, or closing the deal, or getting the promotion. Whatever it is, picture it happening, and believe that it will happen.
Remember that self-doubt is just a hurdle that you have to face in order to achieve success. Don't let it hold you back from reaching your goals. Start by identifying your triggers and working on changing your mindset. Practice visualization and focus on your strengths. You can do this!
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