In the Face of Overwhelming Self Doubt



“Doubt is an illness that comes from knowledge and leads to madness.” Gustave Flaubert, Memoirs of a Madman.


Often times you might hear that pesky, lingering voice in your head that tricks you into believing that you can’t do it, or that you’ll never be good enough, that you’ll inevitably fail. That same voice that taunts you when you wanting to set and accomplish goals for yourself or that criticizes you through everyday life. It makes it hard to get through the day with its incessant commentary.

It’s an obvious thing that you should not let self-doubt get to you. Yet still, it weasels its way into your mind and it’s not so easily contained and breaks those walls you continuously build in order to keep it at bay. Self-doubt is ugly and greedy. When it runs rampant it devours any confidence you have and keeps you from understanding logic and reason, it steals your happiness from you.

So, in the wake of overwhelming self-doubt, there are a few things to remember.

Remember to trust yourself and to love yourself. We are our own worst enemy and it’s important to be your own best friend and great love too. You deserve to be treated good, so be kind to yourself. You wouldn’t treat your own loved ones the way that you treat yourself, aye? You are worthy of love.

Lastly, don’t give up when that doubt gets heavy. It’s a human thing to have doubts. When you are out of your comfort zone or when you’re striving hard to achieve something you really want, self-doubt will be there to meet you at the door. Just remember that you have a choice and that this isn’t your future.

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