~There’s always that little voice inside. The voice that whispers, “You can’t” or “You won’t”. It’s like the little devil on your left shoulder telling you to do the opposite thing the little angel on your right shoulder is telling you to do.
So how do you snap out of it and release that negative voice? How do you overcome self-doubt?
Maybe it’s from a parent or a loved one telling you to never to put all of your eggs into one basket. I know from my personal experience my dad was always doubtful of my ventures and questioned what I was doing with my life. So now when I want to try new and exciting things, I hear him say: “Are you sure?”
And well… yes I am sure.
Even though my mother and my incredibly supportive friends tell me how proud they are and that they support me in whatever I do, sometimes that little voice says, “They doubt you.”
Well I have learned over the years that it’s my own self doubt telling me to be cautious or leading me to repeat the same habits I have coiled myself into when looking for my true path. So I have finally come up with a solution:
First, you must find that little voice when its at it’s loudest. When it’s yelling at you so clearly that you have to cover your ears and bury your head in a pillow.
Then you must sneak your metaphorical knife from under that pillow where you had it hiding the day before when you planned the kill.
Then finally when that voice presents itself in its loudest truest form you slash and slash until you cannot hear that stupid negative, little, squeaky, annoying voice. Don’t stop until it is completely silent.
Then bury it.
Bury that self-doubt so far underground that no one will ever find it again. Finally dispose of the metaphorical knife so no one knows you have killed your self-doubt. All anyone will ever know is that you have finally overcome your restraints. You no longer doubt yourself and you walk around with a newly found confidence inside you that shines brighter than ever before.
You have nothing holding you back.
You can finally look into the mirror and repeat these 3 things:
I can do anything I put my mind to!
I have accomplished everything I have set out to do!
I deserve everything I’ve ever wanted!
And that my friends is how you overcome self-doubt.
KILL IT!!! And bury it so no one ever finds again.