Everyone has to deal with self-doubt from time to time. It’s part of life. The important thing is that when you do experience it, you handle self-doubt in the right way. This will ensure that you get back on the road to success in no time at all. To find a few ways to deal with self-doubt when negative thoughts arise, here are 4 ways to deal with self-doubt:
1- Resolve Not to Compare Yourself To Others
Often, thoughts of self-doubt come when you compare yourself to someone else. Resolve in advance not to let this happen.
When it does (which it probably will at some point), remind yourself that you aren’t the other person. They have a journey completely different from your own. Look how far you’ve come on your journey. Your journey is yours and yours alone.
2- Remember the Past is the Past
Many people experience self-doubt when thinking about the past. Whenever the past comes up in your mind, remind yourself that it is over and done with. If you dwell on the past, it can make self-doubt worse.
Instead, look towards the future and all of the plans you have. It can also help to list all the things you are grateful for in the present.
3- Remind Yourself that Failures are Lessons
Everyone will have failures at some point in their life. It’s inevitable. When you experience a failure, you will likely have some thoughts of self-doubt.
But don’t let these get you down. Instead of focusing on the negative, resolve to focus on the positive. Run through the lessons you have learned to feel confident you won’t make the same mistake again.
4- Have a Support System
There is nothing worse than experiencing self-doubts and feeling alone simultaneously. You should do everything in your power to have a support system in place when these doubts start to creep in.
The support system doesn’t have to be physical. It could also be a forum or an online support group. Either way, it should be someone you trust to talk to when the going gets rough. They can help remind you of what an amazing person you are and the journey you’ve embarked on to get where you are.
Overall, battling self-doubt when it pops up is never easy. But if you follow the four suggestions on this list, you will find yourself better equipped to deal with self-doubt when it does arise. Before you know it, you’ll be back on your way to achieving your dreams as your confident and amazing self!
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