Going from self-doubt to confidence takes a willingness to see your truth, desire to overcome, and the drive to make it happen.
We must start somewhere so let’s start with facts! (I like facts!!)
Definition of self-doubt
Lack of confidence in the reliability of one’s own motives, personality, thought, etc.
Great! Now that we have a better handle on the fact that self-doubt is internal and does not come from others we can dive in deeper.
Here we go 🙂
People tell you to change your mindset. Great.
They say think more positively. Great.
Don’t allow yourself to think negative thoughts. Great.
Just keep moving forward. Great.
The problem with these suggestions is that they keep you from getting to the root cause of your issue.
Self-doubt is real, and it comes from somewhere.
If you had a horrible pain in your side that persisted and kept you from being able to function normally would people tell you just to keep moving forward, think positively, and don’t allow yourself those negative thoughts?
NO!!! They would encourage you to do everything you can to get better, and that includes going to the doctor.
Why are we so absurd when it comes to the mind!?!
We fear what we do not know. If we don’t know how to fix something or if we don’t understand something we sweep it under the rug and downplay its importance.
Our world is great at doing that with mental wellness. Self-doubt is in your mind. If it is in your mind, it’s a belief you have about yourself.
Is it a belief you have about yourself? Where did it come from? Yes, the first thing or moment or person or experience that came into your mind is important.
***Write it down in as much detail as you can.*** This is where you discover the root cause.
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