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UNDERSTANDING YOUR VALUE: 10 Tips to Overcome Self-Doubt
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DO YOU DOUBT YOURSELF OFTEN?
If so, here are some tips that can assist you with giving yourself permission to be unapologetically you. When you begin to understand that you are enough for the task at hand. Your purpose filled life will begin!
Think of the most confident person you know. They have strong body language. They always know the right thing to say. When they enter a room, people notice. When they speak, people listen. You may think this person has never had a single insecure thought. But we all struggle with how to overcome self-doubt – including the most confident among us.
Where does self-doubt come from?
Like all habits, self-doubt can come from a wide variety of sources. And in fact, no two people’s struggles with self-doubt are exactly the same. Self-doubt can be a troubling and persuasive voice that holds you back. It holds you back from seizing your opportunities.It makes getting started or finishing things harder than they need to be
Allowing self-doubt to prevent you from grabbing opportunities that come your way is an act of self-sabotage. How can you deal with self-doubt in a constructive way?
So how can you get around that, how can you overcome those times of self-doubt so that you can move forward?
What Are the Different Types of Self-doubt?
Self-doubt tends to take three primary forms.
Imposter syndrome is the irrational fear of being a fraud or not deserving of your accomplishments.
In its simplest form, self-sabotage is the tendency to undermine your own goals and values.
Indecisiveness is when you consistently struggle to make even small decisions for fear of making the wrong decision and whatever consequences may result.
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Understanding Your Value: 10 Tips to Overcome Self-Doubt
Understanding Your Value:
10 Tips to Overcome Self-Doubt
1- Practice Self-Compassion
If self-doubt is holding you back from taking a leap with your career or in another aspect of your life, it helps to remember that we are all human. We all make mistakes along the way and it’s okay to do so. When we doubt our abilities, it’s often because we don’t want to make any room for mistakes. However, mistakes are also how we learn and grow. We can mitigate self-doubt and fear of failure by practicing being kind to ourselves, no matter the outcome.
2- Remember Your Past Achievements. YOUR A BOSS!!
Remember when you may have been scared to do something, in school or work, but it actually ended up going really well? It helps to reflect on concrete achievements where something challenging for us turned into something great. A lot of achievements are born out of initial uncertainty or doubt. It helps to remind ourselves about the times that things have gone right, because the same thing could happen in the present moment.
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3- Try to Not Compare Yourself to Others
They say that comparison is the thief of joy. This saying rings true in many ways. If you’re experiencing self-doubt because you’re afraid you won’t accomplish something at the same level as someone else, then it can be a paralyzing feeling. Everyone’s journey and ideas of success are different. What we can control and focus on is our own path and where we want to take it, regardless of where other people are at or what they have done.
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4- Be Mindful of Your Thinking
Everything in your life begins with MINDSET! When negative thoughts begin to creep in, sometimes they are hard to recognize because we become so used to them. Imposter syndrome thrives off of these negative thoughts that tell us that we aren’t worthy of the place we’re at or that we won’t produce good work. Next time these thoughts persist, take a moment and ask yourself if you really believe that they are true. Consider how positive thinking may shift your mindset and allow you to be more confident in your abilities.
5- Spend Time With Supportive People: TRIBE-MUNITY
The friends and family members in our lives who believe in us and everything that we’re capable of will always be on our side. When you’re feeling self-doubt, surround yourself with these people. They can remind you of how talented and resilient you are during times when you’re not feeling that way about yourself.
6- Find Validation From Within
While it’s great to feel reassured from others that we are doing a good job or that we are capable of accomplishing a difficult task, it’s equally important to have our own faith in ourselves. Constant reassurance doesn’t mean much if we still don’t believe in ourselves. Even if we aren’t the most confident about where we’re at, it’s good to practice being accepting of our strengths and all that we have to offer.
7- We are our Worst Critic
We will always be our worst critic.. It’s a nice reminder to treat ourselves with the same kindness and compassion that we have for others, instead of being so critical of ourselves.
8- Identify Your Values
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Take a moment to assess your values and what matters most to you. It may be that you’re kind to others, you’re a good friend, or that you contribute to something meaningful in your life. When we recognize and understand our values and what truly matters to us, the fear of criticism from others falls by the wayside. And when we live aligned with our values, it doesn’t feel as detrimental to be criticized or make mistakes.
9- Keep a Journal
My entire practice is centered around journaling. It is a therapeutic exercise I encourage everyone to practice. Writing down your thoughts of self-doubt or experiences with imposter syndrome onto paper might be a good release. You may even realize after you see your concerns written down, that they may not be as detrimental as you thought they were. This can help to gradually overcome self-doubt.
10-Seek Professional Assistance
It may help to seek a life coach or therapist to overcome self-doubt if these feelings persist to the point it makes it difficult for you to function in everyday life.
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