In Others’ Words: Your Own Worst Enemy
I thought self-doubt was normal. You know what I mean? You grow up and along the way you realize you’re not perfect. Less than. Unworthy. Why? Because school teaches you that. And sometimes parents tell you that. Or friends. Or enemies.
Or all of the above.
And self-doubt arrives and takes up permanent residence in your head.
Maybe you can’t. As a matter of fact, you probably can’t. What if you try and fail? What if you’re not good enough? Wait … you already know you’re not good enough, but what if someone else — or everyone else — finds out?
You live with these kinds of thoughts, these doubts, long enough and they become normal. Accepted. You believe them.
You’re your own worst enemy.
Let’s be honest: there are plenty of people willing to gang up on us. Willing to tell us where we are wrong. Or not good enough. Or less than. Plenty us people to throw doubts our way. Why do we help ’em? And why do we even lead the way?
In Your Words: How do you combat self-doubt? I’d love to hear something positive you heard about yourself this week: a compliment, an affirmation … something that spoke worth into your heart and mind.
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