If you could do anything, what would you choose? Think about that… if you had full trust in your abilities and that anything was possible, what would you do? What would you have? Who would you be? Now let’s explore how you can keep self-doubt from taking over your dreams.
We all have dreams. Every one of us. So why do so few of our dreams ever reach reality?
The problem comes when we get in our own way, or when we become crippled with fear of failure and thoughts of we can never be enough.
This is the world of self-doubt, and it’s a tough place to escape and holds you in a prison of uncertainty. Some would even call it “self-sabotage”. Self-sabotage will hinder your success as you hold yourself back from achieving your goals or reaching your dreams.
Until today that is. Now it’s time to take back your life. Don’t let self-doubt take over your dreams. Instead, try these 5 simple tips to get your life back on track.
Take a Trip Down Memory Lane
Ready to revisit history? Chances are you’ve had self-doubts before. But have any of those adverse outcomes ever come true? If so, were the consequences as bad as you’d thought they would be? Now think about the times that things went right. Remind yourself they likely will work out again this time too.
Keep a Journal
Ideally, a journal becomes a record of everything you’ve gone through. Write about the problems you’re having. Write about how you solve those problems. Include everything. Then go back and read your journal sometimes for a reminder of what you’ve already gone through. Use this book for ideas on how to tackle the problems of today.
Remember it’s Not About You
If self-doubt is fueled by a caustic remark from someone else, or in how someone treats you, take a step back from the emotional backlash. Before you get all fired up, remind yourself this is very likely more about the other person than you. You don’t know what kind of day they’re having or what they’re going through. Take what they say with a grain of salt and move on. There’s absolutely no reason to start doubting yourself just because of what someone else happened to say.
Do you doubt yourself because you feel like you’re on the wrong track? Here’s where you need to take a step back and re-evaluate the situation. There’s nothing wrong with making adjustments to the plan. Dreams don’t just happen from the initial blueprint. Sometimes you need to tweak things a little, especially if information or situations change. Rather than get hung up when this happens, look for ways to readjust the plan. You’ll be back on track in no time.
Self-doubt hates success. This is why it’s so important to get in the habit of celebrating when things go right. It doesn’t matter if the progress is small, make a point to enjoy the milestone all the same. After all, you and your dreams deserve it! When you can acknowledge the steps you’ve taken the results you created, and that tasks or goals you accomplished, it motivates you to do even more. You start to realize you are more capable than you thought and start trusting in your abilities again. It’s some of the most positive reassurance you could give yourself. As much as we are told to own our mistakes, it’s also important to own our successes.
And one more thing… Never make your excuses bigger than your dreams! Excuses only lead to more procrastination and holding off for your idea of perfection. So to get back control over your life, find a way, not an excuse.
So now that you know you can do anything, what will you choose?
Known as, “The Soul Illuminator”, Jennifer Regular specializes in helping Thought Leaders, Creatives and Visionaries direct the life they live so they can create global impact, make the impossible possible, and fulfill their life mission. She is an International Speaker, Author of Embrace Your Power: A Healing Journal of Self-Discovery, and the Host of Awaken and Ascend on YouTube.