Self Doubt

How much self-doubt do you deal with?

How much self-doubt do you deal with?
Do you talk yourself out of opportunities you want to go for?
Vincent Van Gogh once said, “If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” What if Van Gogh was right? How different our lives would be!

The ‘Free Dictionary’ says “doubt is a lack of faith or confidence in one’s abilities.”
I know this pain! I lived it for many years. I numbed with alcohol for 39 years so I wouldn’t have to face my fears. I also doubted myself over and over and over.
Self-doubt also showed up in me as unworthiness and not being enough.


There are many causes of self-doubt:

👉 perfectionism (me)
👉 growing up around a critical parent, teacher, or coach
👉 being around people who put you down
👉 voice isn’t heard or doesn’t matter


Here are four tips to help with self-doubt:


  1. Begin by practicing self-acceptance. Stop being hard on yourself. Accept you for being you.
  2. Surround yourself with people who lift you.
  3. No more comparing yourself to others; Brene Brown says, “Stay in your own lane.” I say, “Keep your eyes on your own plate or your own side of the street”.
  4. Write a list of 10 accomplishments and be proud of them!

Start moving towards self-trust. Eleanor Roosevelt says, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. “It’s time to release your self-doubt -it’s keeping you trapped in fear and mediocrity.”

Here is a free Radical Self Love Challenge you can get here: Radical Self Love Challenge 
There is information here that can help with your self-doubt.

art for self-doubt