6 Tips for Getting a Grip on Self-Doubt
I have read some studies that indicate a whopping 85 percent of people have low-esteem (Self-Doubt)
Do you believe that is accurate?
This issue, Self-Doubt, affects their personal and professional lives, including their careers, their health, and their salaries. In other words, self-doubt and low self-esteem can keep you from reaching your peak potential. These personality traits appear to be more common among women. They develop in childhood and either exacerbate or diminish with time.
If self-doubt plagues you, check out these tips to boost your confidence and trust yourself more:
Consider Accepting Yourself
Self-doubt is part of being human. Embrace it and turn it into a strength. When used correctly, this personality trait can help you make better decisions, instead of rushing things. Think of it as a tool that guides your actions and keeps you from making costly mistakes.
Just make sure you don’t overuse it though because self-doubt can also make you question your sanity and decision-making abilities.
Know You’re Not Alone
Even the most successful people have doubts. They often question their actions and wonder what the right thing to do is. I have found “mastermind alliances” with people who had similar situations to be very helpful. Never be afraid to SHARE
Focus on building your confidence and self-esteem.
You might never get rid of doubts, but you can stop them from taking over your life.
Get the Facts
Your doubts don’t necessarily reflect the truth. Most times, they mirror your fears and emotional struggles. Think about your achievements and how hard you worked to get where you are today. Be proud of yourself and admire your capabilities.
Whenever you’re in doubt, get the facts straight. Research the problem in question, weigh the pros and cons and ask for a second opinion.
Acknowledge Your Strengths
Make a list of things you excel in. Write down your skills and accomplishments.
Fold the paper in half vertically. Put all of the good skills and accomplishments on the right side of a paper, then write your “weaknesses” on the left side. Read them very carefully. Then tear the paper in half, throw away the left side and paste the right side so you can easily see it daily Accept praise from others gracefully and acknowledge your talent.
Celebrate your strengths every single day.
Make positive affirmations and remind yourself how much you’ve done so far. Stop thinking of what you could have done better.
Choose Your Friends Wisely
Negative people can drag you down and ruin your self-esteem. Nothing will ever be good enough for them. That’s why it’s so important to surround yourself with positive people who support you and listen to you instead of judging.
Define Your Values
Lastly, define your values and the values you live by daily. Once you establish those, you will have a more realistic perspective of the current situation. Focus on the things that drive your actions and are at the core of your beliefs.
Overcoming self-doubt is a lifelong process. Stop questioning your own decisions. Don’t waste time overanalyzing – trust your actions and put your plans in motion.
Share some of your experiences in getting a grip on Self Doubt