It's something we all deal with at various times throughout our life.
Can I accomplish the next thing on my list?
Do I really have anything to say?
How can I possibly make a difference?
Who am I to think I can do this thing?
The list can go on and on. There is a psychology behind it all and various assessments, articles, and explanations. Hit Google and you'll find a plethora of information. My intention today is to offer 10 tips on how others just like you and I deal with it. I am grateful that when I am wrestling with self-doubt I can pick up the phone and reach out to the wonderful women listed here and they graciously share their strategies! Thank you all!
Don't deny the feeling. I meditate, exercise, and stretch. Then I find an easy win to get me back on track.
~Meredith Liepelt, www.RichLifeMarketing.com
I remind myself what I am capable of and look at my wins and big accomplishments. I give myself a cheerleading pep talk. Then I choose to focus on my positive attributes.
~Wendy Pasquale, www.TravelingWithAPassion.com
I ask myself “what's the worse that can happen if I do or don't do this” and then “if that's the worse that can happen can I live with it?” I find a little “what if” helps every time.
~Katrina Johnson, Success Point Consulting
I keep a ravings account passbook in my purse where I record compliments I've received, quotes, accomplishments, and other accolades. I can pull it out when I am doubting if I can accomplish something as a reminder of my personal power.
~A.J. Casey, www.AJCasey.com
I reach out and help someone else. I find that when I am inspiring and helping others I am open to being inspired & helping myself.
~Cheryl Burget, www.YourIntendedLife.com
I eliminate people from my life that create negativity & surround myself with those who are full of positive energy. It's one of the reasons I created Damesbond.
~Mary B. Relotto, www.DamesBond.com
I keep mind focused on what I know is true according to the promises of God. I choose to focus on His ability rather than my inability.
~Mary Jenkins, www.ChristiansOvercomingCancer.com
- I accept and acknowledge it, I don't try to fight it.
- I look for successes in other things I have done well.
- I take some action and seek out people that inspire me or find others I can encourage.
~Edie Galley, www.EdieGalley.com
I sit in a quiet place and reflect on what I have done and the good traits I have. When I look at how much I have going for me I realize that my current self doubt is just a glitch I am going through. I remind myself that I've survived it before and will again. I remind myself of my greatness and play the gratitude game. I also surround myself with people who recognize the things in me that allow me to live up to my potential.
~Connie Suson, www.AwakenYourPassion.net
I call a trusted friend and share whatever I am dealing with and ask for feedback. It's a great reality check.
I make a list to keep in front of me of what I have accomplished to remind myself that I can do whatever is causing the doubt.
~Renee Belbeck, www.NationalAssociationofWomen.com
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