5 SNEAKY WAYS SELF-DOUBT IS WRECKING YOUR ABILITY TO BE CONFIDENT
This week on The Confidence Podcast, we’re chatting about:
- 5 sneaks ways self-doubt is wrecking your ability to be confident
- The antidote to self-doubt, belief, and how to activate more of it
- 3 solutions to silence self-doubt
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I subscribed to this show in 2016. I listened to it on and off until 2018 when I realize that the thing I needed the most to help in my goals and my life was my confidence. I have a tendency to be very hard on myself when I make a mistake. The Confidence Podcast has helped me believe in myself and see that God has a great purpose for me despite my shortcomings. I stand taller now.
THE 5 SNEAKY THINGS ABOUT SELF-DOUBT THAT ARE WRECKING YOU
- Self-doubt makes you tip-toe towards what you want
- Self-doubt swirls around the comparison spiral
- Self-doubt creates stories that don’t exist
- Self-doubt squashes your ability to reach your full potential
- Self-doubt keeps the doors to adventure, change and exploration closed off and locked.
Keeps you from sharing your passions with the people you love
Keeps you from exploring your beliefs and your limits, for fear that you might be wrong and embarrassed that you were wrong. Or for fear of offending someone else.
THE ANTIDOTE TO SELF-DOUBT
An obsession with belief.
Note: belief is more uncomfortable than self-doubt.
Self-doubt it easy. It is natural. It doesn’t require anything of us or from us. Belief requires faith – in ourselves and in above.
Said differently, the antidote to self-doubt is a willingness to accept discomfort and uncertainty, because in many ways, that is what belief actually is.
Believe you can change your attitude.
Believe you are doing better than you think.
Believe that a bad day doesn’t define you (ice skating example)
Believe that your past performance doesn’t narrate your future one
Believe that there is always something to be analyzed and learned, nothing is wasted
Believe that you can believe better than ever before.
THREE SOLUTIONS TO SILENCING SELF-DOUBT
- Become a student of go-getters and dreamers.
- Get obsessed with the positive points of failure.
- Put yourself around other people who are choosing to think and live differently
FINALLY, SELF-DOUBT FESTERS IN “NOT ENOUGHNESS” MINDSET
Overcome that mindset with mantras that keep you in the present.
I choose peace, not pressure.
I choose kindness, not criticism.
I choose belief, not fear.
I choose gratitude, not grumbling.
I choose meaning, not pleasing.
I close moments, not more.
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LISTENER OF THE EPISODE
I’ve noticed that you love to get feedback from everyone and thought I’d share with you how you’ve helped me.
I stumbled upon your show when I was going through a very “down in the dumps” time in my life. I am pretty similar to you, I swam competitively for most of my life and was so worried about what other people thought of me. It had recently really got to me. I had comments from people closest to me saying “I wouldn’t be a good mum, id be too strict” (no kids yet and that comment was from my sister), “I won’t be a fun parent”, “I’m boring”. Many more but those are the ones that stood out to me. My other sister mentioned I needed a life coach and I googled best life coach and your name popped up. I was soooooo so so happy when I started listening to you. I think I went straight to the podcast about “not worrying about what people think” and my goodness has it helped me!! YOU ARE AMAZING!!!
Thank you so much for helping me! you have really made a huge change in my life. At this very moment, I’m listening to your latest podcast about body confidence which is something I urgently need. And I’m sure it’s going to help.
Thank you again for changing my way of thinking.
P.S I’m listening all the way from Zambia