Overcoming Self-Doubt

We don’t often give a lot of thought to self-doubt until we are in a situation where that feeling of doubt keeps us from doing or accomplishing things we’d like to do. Then it suddenly becomes a problem … and potentially a big one.

But what is this self-doubt and where is it coming from? Self-Doubt by definition is the “lack of confidence in oneself and one’s abilities” (source: Google.com). In other words, self-doubt is closely related to confidence or the lack thereof.

When we don’t have the confidence to do something, we start to doubt ourselves. And that often happens from fear or inexperience. Both of those you can be overcome.

The first step is to figure out what’s causing your self-doubt. Without this crucial little piece of information, you won’t know how to tackle the problem. Continue reading

Self-doubt can come in many shapes and forms, but chances are that it’s caused by one of these three things. And, that’s some good information to have.

If you know what’s causing you to doubt that you can accomplish what you’ve set out to do, you can work on overcoming it and with it gain the confidence you need to get started.

Lack of Confidence

The first big reason why you may doubt yourself, is that you don’t have enough confidence in yourself and what you’re doing. A lack of confidence can be a big issue.

Realizing that it is your lack in faith in yourself and your abilities that’s causing your doubt issues can help you overcome them by working on boosting your confidence. Continue reading