How to Overcome Self Doubt

Ways to Overcome Self-Doubt

At a certain age, we all deal with self-doubt.

It is a kind of mental habit of feeling insecure before doing anything. It is a feeling of uncertainty regarding one aspect of the self, such as confidence.

In most cases, people who doubt themselves are frightened of being a failure. They lack confidence and feel like they are not capable enough to handle one or more things at a time or even finishing a single task.

Self-doubt is one’s weakness that never lets one win.

If you do not address self-doubt, it can lead to depression, anxiety, lack of motivation, and procrastination.

So, how can one deal with his self-doubt? What are the prominent methods to overcome self-doubt?

Top 10 Ways to Overcome Self-Doubt

Deal with your self-doubt and boost your self-confidence by considering these top ten tips.

1. Stop Making Excuses.

Be crystal clear. If you’ve to do something, go for it. Don’t make excuses for not doing it.

When you make excuse for accomplishing it, it means you don’t want to do it.

“Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses”–Geoge Washington Carver

2. Practice Self-Confidence.

Self-Confidence is a skill that is built by yourself.

Pull out all the negative thoughts that you’ve in mind for yourself.

Make sure you look decent all the time and groom yourself accurately.

Whenever you have a conversation with any individual, deal with them confidently.

3. Spend Time With Your Supporters.

There would always be some people in your life who would always degrade you. They won’t ever let you become successful and always push you back.

When you meet them, they make you feel insecure.

If you share or discuss something with them, they always end up setting you down in self-doubt.

Unlike those, supportive ones always encourage you in every aspect of your life because they want to see you on the top.

4. Don’t Compare Yourself to Others.

A meaningless thing we all do once in our life is comparing ourselves with others.

Once you believe in yourself, know your worth, no power can undo you.

Don’t be a sheep who likes to be in a flock all the time.

When you find other’s contrast in yourself, you keep losing your capability, power, aptitude, and other personality traits that make you unique.

5. Identify Your Standards.

Lower, middle, and high class? No, it’s not about those standards.

It means figuring out your personal core values, benefits, the way you look into your entity, how you behave to others, you’re good or bad, how people admire you, and so on.

When you’ve determined all of them, it would be easy for you to throw self-doubt miles away.

Related: How to Develop a Successful Mindset

6. Enjoy Every Moment.

Anxiety, self-sabotage, depression–all of that occurs due to self-doubt.

You start ignoring little things that make you happy, and there is no taste left in your life.

Worrying about winning and losing makes your destiny. You begin criticizing everything.

Time is passing very fast. If you had no fun in your life, you would yearn for it later.

7. Learn from Past Mistakes/Experience.

The mistake is called a mistake when you make it happen twice. You would have heard that.

If you don’t learn from your mistakes, you let them happen again in your life. You get stuck when it comes to going a step further in your life.

Real lessons are taught by life.

We are born to make mistakes. Despite that fact, we should learn from them.

8. Judgmentalism Shouldn’t Matter to You.

If one asks me for a piece of advice to overcome self-doubt, I will direct him not to be affected by others’ judgments towards you.

We continuously keep saying, don’t judge a book by its cover, but do we stay on it?

It’s a natural phenomenon to judge and getting judged, whereas the main thing is not to take too seriously others’ judgments passed on you.

If someone is passing comments on you, spreading their opinions to four people regarding you, gossiping about you–let them keep doing. They’re just wasting their time instead of doing something productive.

When you judge another, you do not define them; you define yourself–Anonymous

9. Listen and Watch Productive Content.

When you listen to good music or watch better content, you’re actually feeding your mind at that time. You are even more likely to become what you observe and view.

We’ve Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO, and other streaming platforms today where you can watch what you desire.

Next time you sit for streaming, consider entrepreneurial journey movies, successful people documentaries, and other quality content to watch.

As far as listening to music is concerned, it would be better to listen to slow and instrumental music as it is more productive than rocking ones.

10. Don’t Overthink.

Thinking is good, but overthinking sucks.

When you reflect on things too much, self-doubt starts occurring.

So, if you want to overcome self-doubt, make sure not to magnify things.

Related: 10 Ways to Stop Overthinking

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