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Part 6: Defeating Self-Doubt

November 18, 2021
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To unlock your best life, you must overcome self-doubt and start believing in yourself, which requires inspired action on your part. Here are some ideas to get you started and boost your self-confidence.

Identify Where Your Self-Doubt First Started

Did your self-doubt begin in childhood or an unhealthy relationship? Was it triggered by something you can’t quite put a finger on? If so, consider seeing a counselor or therapist for help working through issues so you can finally move forward.

Assess Your Strengths and Weaknesses

Get a pen and a piece of paper and make a list of your strengths and weaknesses. Then circle one or two strengths you want to improve and one or two weaknesses you want to deal with or overcome.

See Your Doctor

Self-doubt isn’t always caused by trauma or unhealthy relationships. Sometimes it’s caused by anxiety, or vitamin deficiencies or insufficiencies. Discuss your feelings of self-doubt and any anxiety with your doctor so they can run blood tests accordingly.

Eat A Healthy Diet and Be Physically Active

Eating right and getting physical activity are two things that boost confidence because you’re taking charge of your life. Starting can be as simple as drinking more water, eating more fruits and veggies, and walking more each day. Taking these inspired actions demonstrates your ability to make good choices and builds your ability to believe in yourself.

Journal

Invest in a good paper journal for you to write in every day (or most days). Write about whatever is on your mind and heart. You can write about blessings you’re grateful for, successful experiences, special moments; write about anything that inspires you.

Consider Seeking Help

On your journey of defeating self-doubt and boosting confidence, seeking the encouragement and support of a trusted friend can make all the difference. Depending on the nature of your situation and the source of your self-doubt, a counselor or life coach might be of tremendous help. Whether it’s a friend, counselor, or life coach, the support, accountability, and encouragement you receive will accelerate your effort to boost self-confidence and unlock your best life.

Set Small Goals

What are some small goals in your health, work, relationships, or finances that you’d like to work on in the coming days to get immediate results? Set mall goals that even a kid in elementary school could achieve. Guarantee your wins at the start of this journey to build momentum and success.

Take Inspired Action

Without inspired action, you’ll get nowhere. Implement. Execute. Apply. When you implement what you learn and take inspired action on your goals, you overcome self-doubt and start believing in yourself. You’ll start seeing the success you desire. Even if it’s the smallest thing like reading a blog post, taking an online course, or finding a group, just do something because small actions shape you and lead to big results.

Closing Thoughts

Hopefully, in this six-part series on overcoming self-doubt, you’ve discovered ways to defeat self-doubt, build your self-image, boost self-confidence, and ignite your ability and desire to believe in yourself again. You are capable. You can do this. And you deserve it. Now get going by taking inspired action because your life matters and YOU are worth it. You’ve got this!

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