“Your dream doesn’t have an expiration date. Take a deep breath and try again.”— K.T. Witten
“Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.”—Theodore Roosevelt
Here are 5 powerful ways to eliminate self- doubt:
1. Start by knowing who you are.
Self-awareness is a critical step in overcoming self-doubt. The more you know about yourself, the better you can understand what is holding you back and the more empowered you are to do something about it.
2. Find the source of your insecurities.
Spend some time digging deep and looking for the origin of your insecurities. It may even be rooted in a reasonable and healthy sense of caution that has taken a bad turn. Understand where negativity is coming from so you can eliminate it from your mind and being.
3. Find your motivation.
Another way to counter self-doubting thoughts is by connecting to your purpose and inspiration. Remember why you’re doing what you do, and recommit to giving it your very best. Find your motivation within and watch how you eliminate your self doubt.
4. Stop seeking outside approval.
When you have to be validated by others you are handing off your personal power–which makes you question your confidence even more. It’s a vicious cycle. Ask for advice and listen to those you trust, but remember that you’re the one who will live with the consequences of your decisions. Make them boldly and don’t look back.
5. Invest some time in positive affirmations and confidence mantras. Replacing negative messages with positive self-talk is one of the most important things you can do to eliminate self-doubt. It may feel awkward at first, but a daily recitation of some positive affirmations can truly help.
Believe in your infinite potential.
Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.
Believe in yourself, your abilities and your own potential.
Never let self-doubt hold you captive.
You are worthy of all that you dream of and hope for.