Updated: Dec 23, 2020
What is the biggest thing that keeps people from success, achieving their goals, and overcoming fears?
In my opinion, it's self-doubt, self-defeating talk, and lack of confidence. My personal story includes a lot of self-doubt over the years. A huge lack of confidence. I’m 33 right now and I’m just now getting to the point where I really believe that I can overcome and achieve things I once thought were impossible and I don’t let my insecurities get in the way as much as before. Trust me they still pop up from time to time, but I’ve learned that overcoming our doubts and insecurities takes a lot more than just some motivational quote. It takes action. It takes diligent and on-going practice to defeat those thoughts. You’re not going to haphazardly get rid of self-doubt. You have to defeat it with intention. Training your mind to transform from that way of thinking to another.
Self-doubt keeps us shackled, anxious, fearful, depressed, insecure. All of these horrible negative emotions that cripple us from moving forward and doing the thing we’ve set out to do. If you’re a Christian, maybe God has a calling on your life that you have yet to start because you seriously doubt your abilities or that you can be used to fulfill something great.
If you’re extremely overweight and facing serious health issues because of it, maybe you’re scared and doubting your ability to lose that weight because you’ve let yourself get too far and it seems impossible. Or maybe you’ve tried and failed many times and you just don’t see that you can stick to a plan.
Self-doubt is not a stranger to anybody. We ALL experience it some time or another. So really this message can be applied to anyone, because we all have doubts and fears right? No one has fully arrived in all their endeavors or at least no one can say that they never struggled with doubt getting there. It’s no respecter of persons. It comes for us all in different ways because everyone’s situations, lifestyles, and childhood are unique. And that’s why you have to be the one to decide to defeat the self-doubt and self-defeating talk. No one can do it for you.
So without further a due, here’s the 1st step in overcoming self-doubt...