Updated: Jul 15, 2020
Self-doubt is that little voice in your head that just keeps talking all the time, even when you wish it would just shut up.
The voice that holds you back from following your dreams, and believing in yourself, is the voice of self doubt. It is not true, yet it often overpowers you.
In my experiencing and in what I have witnessed with clients that admit they have self doubt, it is not a matter of getting rid of it and abolishing self doubt.
All of the successful entrepreneurs I have worked with feel some form of self doubt when the grow to their next level.
They have all reported having that little voice that on occasion haunts them.
The good news is you have the power to take responsibility for your little voice and change it.
You can turn down the volume on your voice of self doubt by questioning your thoughts, accepting your emotions and looking for people that can expand your possibilities.
When you meet and experience other people that have achieved what you want to achieve and they share with you that they once had self doubt, that is the most effective way to reduce and move passed your self doubt.
Remember, this is not an overnight game-changer.
I have been dedicated to personal development for 10 years, and I have easily 10,000 hours of listening to trainings, seminars, YouTube content and reading a whole lot of books. And I am not above self-doubt.
I am 100 times better than I was 10 years ago, and I keep learning and growing every day.
I also want to stress that confidence comes from doing, from taking action. It is not just about working on your mental state.
It is a fine balance of being aware of the little voice in your head and still taking action to move forward even when the voice tells you that you can’t or that you will fail.
I worked with a client a few years ago that really made an impact on me and my self-doubt.