“It’s not what you are that is holding you back. It’s what you think you are not”.
Self-doubt is one of the biggest dream killers around. She will sneak into your mind quietly, just before you step outside of your comfort zone, just before you ask him out on a date, just before you tell your client how much you charge. She is mean and she will convince you that you’re not good enough, smart enough or skinny enough. She will tell you in plain daylight that you are not enough. Period.
So, we draw back into the shadows, we go back to living comfortable and safe. We opt for the easy lane, because let’s be honest, you never need to feel pressure in the easy lane.
But, living in the shadows keeps you in the job that sucks, you will continue waking up with that heaviness that you know you’re more than this! Then this heaviness turns into anger, it is playful at first, you will believe that the anger comes from the business of the city, or from the guy who cut you off on your way to work, however, this anger actually exists because you are not living to your exquisite potential.
Your dreams speak to you constantly. She will come to you when you are on holidays in a glorious place that allows you to think clearly and where you are free from the stress of the world. She will arrive when you hear a song that stops you dead in your tracks. She will whisper to you when you are speaking to that person who is living in their truth and they awaken something in you. Respect these moments, honour them and please never walk away from them. Let your ideas and dreams speak, write them down, let yourself be immersed in this blissful state of wonder. Then, act accordingly!
When you continue denying these dreams that are speaking with you, you will become hard. Angry with tinges of bitterness with your morning commute to work.
Let me ask you….
So, who is running the show for you at the moment? Is it your self-doubt or is it your self-belief?
Try not to be fooled that these people who you follow on Facebook and Instagram are living their dream life due to being born with self-belief. They have self-doubt, the masterminds of the world usually do, however, they have trained their mind to go beyond the self-doubt and be acquainted with constant states of self-belief.
Do you want me to tell you what you already know? If you’re life isn’t where you want it to be, your fear, which is your self-doubt she is the one who is ruling your life. Your self-doubt is making all of your plans, or lack there of.
Remember who you are! Remember what your dreams are and if you are not sure yet search for it! Seek out what makes you come alive, because that is where your treasure lies.
Let yourself see the truly inspiring gift you are! Love all of you, start loving yourself, trusting yourself and your confidence will soar.
“Overcoming self-doubt is all about believing we’re enough and letting go of what the world says we’re supposed to be”
Have you ever met or seen someone in the street that makes you stand at attention, they almost make you loose your breath and they most definitely make you take a second glance. They are the ones who didn’t let the world define them, they are living in their truth. They dress to their own style, they walk as though they are having fun and their eyes look quiet and content. They have conditioned themselves to listen more to self-belief than self-doubt.
What can you do to celebrate yourself out into the world? How can you share who you really are with the world and finally live with no self-doubt?
Here are some steps for you to release your self-doubt and start living in your truth…
Listen in, really listen here for me! Your self-doubt will almost completely vanish when you stop hanging out with the dream killers, you know the ones. They just popped into your head as I was telling you this. They will keep you stuck and in a state of self-doubt for as long as humanely possible! Remove them as quickly as possible and lovingly release them from your life.
Always trust yourself and back yourself. You will achieve this through self-confidence and that comes from speaking kindly to yourself ESPECIALLY when you fail and fall. If you are your greatest cheer leader and loudest fan then you will start acknowledging that you can achieve anything.
Start by doing all the things you love. If you come alive when you dance, then take up a dance class – no excuses!
If your soul wakes up when you are listening to beautiful music, then crank that up morning and night.
Remember, the key to releasing self-doubt is drowning it out with self-love and self-confidence. Be the girl in the street who captures people’s attention from the uniqueness you hold that only you have. Be the one that they have never seen before!
“In a society that profits from your self-doubt, liking yourself is a rebellious act”.
Your life will become a masterpiece when you start developing some high doses of self-belief. When you start believing in yourself that is when the magic will start happening, you will start chasing your dreams, you will be relentless and you will enjoy the feeling of taking risks because no matter what, you have yourself to back yourself, to pick yourself up when it doesn’t work out and when it does you will be the loudest one cheering.
Make life as fun as possible. Get excited about the journey and makes stops along the way to smell the roses and say thank you. Enjoy the adrenaline of taking risks and get excited about the things that scare you. Be brave and go after your dreams with a beaming smile, a spring in your step, your shoulders back and your eyes focussed on the goal. You are going to make it! You will succeed! Anything is possible for YOU!
Your Challenge for 1 Day:
For one teeny tiny little day, be conscious of each thought that comes into your mind. Be very careful in what your thoughts are.
Especially when you are just about to reach new heights within your business, relationship or career or even weight-loss goals. You need to release the self-doubt, draw back to the facts about yourself and tell self-doubt to sit the hell down!
Please leave a comment below & share what techniques you do to release Self-Doubt…We would love to hear your strategies.