Self Doubt

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Self-doubt is that internal voice that questions our abilities, downplays our performance and leads to ambivalence and avoidance. Or in other words, a feeling of having no confidence in our abilities and decisions. Hence, Self-doubt can be a troubling and persuasive voice that holds us back. We’ve all been there but, not everyone handles it the same. We fear change because we are afraid of the unknown. We are creatures of habit, good and bad. And we are afraid if we try something new, it may not work out and be worse than what we have now. The self-doubt amplifies this fear, it is a special kind of hell. A small failure makes us question our abilities and, next thing we know, we feel like we aren’t good enough or smart enough to do anything. And that’s when we stop trying. We come up with the worst-case scenarios in our heads instead of focusing on positive outcomes. But, it can sometimes be useful as it helps you to soberly see our current limitations or simply recognize a half-baked or bad idea. However, when the feeling is overwhelming or persistent it can hold us back. But we need to develop strategies that enable us to boost our confidence like learn to try new things, have faith in yourself, take advice from others, etc.

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