5 Things to Remind Yourself When You're Feeling Self-Doubt
Personal growth is a tough thing. I’m sure we’d all like to read the books and get right to living our best Beyonce life, however, that just ain’t it.
Becoming your best self takes an incredible amount of hard work and dedication. It’s being honest about your bad habits and taking real action to improve. It’s creating goals for the life that you want and implementing strategies to help you achieve and surpass them. It’s pushing through when you’re too tired and not giving up when things aren’t fun anymore.
To me, personal growth is never-ending. I believe that each time you achieve a goal it should make you want to be a little better and go a little further. Yes, the small victories should be celebrated but it’s important that they don’t make you lose sight of the bigger battle still to be won.
Herein lies the problem though. If the growth train never stops and no win is every quite good enough, when do YOU become enough?
Managing the success meter can become exhausting. Trying to always top your last success can create a void of self-doubt and amplify feelings of impostor syndrome. Feeling like you’re constantly running the race creates mental fatigue and can tire you out before the true competition even begins.
So, what do you do?
The first thing I would recommend is to take a deep breath. The second would be to remind yourself of these five things. Third, dust yourself off and get back in the arena.
It won’t get easier, but you will get better
Life isn’t letting up and there’s nothing you can do about it. Keep your head down and keep moving. The more you work on perfecting your craft the better you will become at handling bumps in the road and last minute changes to your plans.
Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today
Good, bad, or indifferent- yesterday is gone. Spending too much time consumed with what was will only keep you from focusing on what could be. Spaceships don’t come equipped with rear-view mirrors for a reason.
The universe wants you to succeed
The powers that be are not out to get you. Everything around us wants you to be great and live a fruitful life. Remember this, especially when there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel.
You owe it to yourself not to give up on you
Nobody’s got you like you got you. You owe it to yourself to work hard at being the best. Even when everyone else has walked away don’t give up on yourself.
You really pipin' up on these nig**s. You gotta, be nice for what, to these n**gas?
Yo, I’m all for being humble and keeping your nose down while you grind BUT don’t forget that you’re poppin. Pipe up and continue to level up because you deserve.
“We are all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us; it is in everyone.”
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