Even the most successful man on earth is not likely to be a stranger to self-doubt. Whenever we set out to accomplish something or face a setback in our journey toward a goal, there is always that kernel of self-doubt ready to pop at a moment’s notice.
A little self-doubt is natural. It can help stem the transition from self-confidence and self-belief into arrogance and an inflated sense of self-importance. However, when your self-doubt gets in the way of your path toward personal and professional success, that is when you need to take a step back, acknowledge its existence and find ways to fight back.
Everyone Else is Just Background Noise
Stop concerning yourself with how people perceive you. Your journey is your own, and nothing that anyone else thinks should be able to get in the way of that. It’s also important to stop comparing your accomplishments with those of others—there will always be someone who is better at you, but that doesn’t devalue your own self-worth.
Surround Yourself with Positivity
It’s hard to take a hit and get right back up, and self-doubt makes that even more difficult. The best remedy to fighting back against negativity that stems from your own mind is to expose yourself to things that inspire optimism in you. This can be a book, music, people or even an inspirational movie.
The Right Kind of People
There are all kinds of people in your life, but there is an obvious distinction between people who motivate and encourage you in your aspirations and those who bring you down every chance they get. Stick to the right kind of people who will help ground you when self-doubt rears its ugly head.
Changing Your Attitude
Work on transforming the way you react to your self-doubt. It’s quite common to get discouraged and beat yourself up about whatever is plaguing you, which leads to holding you back from your full potential. Instead, take the time to address your concerns, and it’s likely you’ll find many solutions to absolving yourself of these feelings!
Bill Wooditch is a professional keynote speaker, one of the best in the business, and uses his considerable experience and insight to help put you on the track toward achieving your goals. Self-doubt is a natural part of the process, and Bill can help you learn how to get past this inevitable hump.
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