Do you know that one of the biggest things that holds backs people from accomplishing their dreams is not being able to overcome self-doubt? If someone asks me to describe self-doubt, then I’ll picture it as a voice in the back of your head that stops you from trying new things or grabbing opportunities. In this article, I will talk about finding out how to control this negative inner voice and overcome self-doubt.
Overcome Self-Doubt By Learning from your Past Behavior
I suggest looking into your past and thinking how many times things went well despite your self-doubts. You’ll notice that most of the times nothing negative actually happened, no matter how much you feared it. So it is really important that you get out of your comfort zone and let go of your self-doubts. Just focus on your action and you’ll definitely get a positive outcome from it in the end.
Don’t Compare Yourself with Others
I feel that another reason why you get caught in the trap of self doubt is because you are constantly comparing your life to others. In this age of social media, you easily get lured to compare your life to others, which ultimately affects your self confidence and belief.
“The best way to let go of your self-doubts is to compare yourself to your older version and see how much you have grown as a person in life so far.”Punit Dhawan
Believe in the Philosophy of “This Too Shall Pass”
It’s human nature to doubt your abilities when you face a setback or failure. But, this doesn’t mean that you should start defining your identity by your failures. For instance, I always look at my failures as a temporary situation and continue working by learning from these setbacks. In my experience, it’s easier to overcome self-doubts when you believe that even the worst of situations will get better with time. “In the end, it is not failure itself, but how you look at it matters! Looking back, you will realize that your failures make your life more rewarding and complete”
Always remember that you can never get rid of your self-doubts by just getting angry at yourself or not taking risks in life. You need to be kind to yourself and start taking small steps to move away from your self-doubts and find motivation to follow your dreams.