Overcoming Self-Doubt: Discover How to Get Over Your Roadblocks to Self-Belief

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” ― Suzy Kassem

overcoming self-doubt - doubt kills more dreams than failure ever willIf believing in yourself is considered the major cause of success, self-doubt is the main cause of failure. Overcoming self-doubt is for sure part of your development of believing in yourself.

We have seen that without self-esteem is impossible to believe in yourself. You have also to overcome negative thinking and external factors. Nevertheless, you may believe that you don’t have the means to better yourself or that you don’t deserve a better life. You can have roadblocks that are impeding your self-belief to blossom.

You first you have to identify what’s holding you back. Here are three common self-doubt traps that can keep you from living out your true potential.

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Can’t Live Life Big Because of Your Environment?

live life big by fixing your environment - when a flower doesn't bloom you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower - Alexander Den HeijerA number of things can cause low self-confidence and a lack of self-belief. We have seen that self-belief requires self-esteem and overcoming negative thinking. While these are internal factors, there are also external dynamics that can affect your self-belief in such an extent that will deeply affect your chances to live life big.

The space you live in can be a great source of support or suppression and your self-belief won’t take off if you are not aware of these factors and how they influence your life. Spend some time reflecting on your current life, ask yourself these questions and think about your answers.

The first factor is… your friends and family.

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Why Self Confidence Is Important for Your Life and Your Success

Why self confidence is important for you? Without self confidence you’ll feel you don’t have the skill to reach your goals. You won’t have the drive to fight for what you want. Probably you won’t have the clarity of goals you want to achieve either.

None will perform to his greatest potential if not backed by self confidence. Low self confidence will impair the functioning of your mind, and will lead to failure.

why self confidence is important

Everything is in doubt, everything is hard. All the skills and efforts are useless if confidence is lacking. Every difficult task will be a challenge and you won’t have the resilience to follow through. Nothing great was ever achieved by people who lacked confidence.

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Zero Self Confidence – Is Your Fear Of Not “Being Enough” Holding Your Back from the Success You Deserve?

Living with low self confidence is like being in prison. Having zero self confidence makes you feel weak. Unsure of your abilities.

With many ugly negative thoughts that take off and take hold of your mind. Uncomfortable feelings arise and become frequent in your day.

 

The Negativity Personal Trap

These uncomfortable feelings last so long that you start trust them as reflecting something real. You start thinking you really aren’t able to confront things. Action becomes more and more hard. You start procrastinating.

You start trying relieving these bad feelings with short term pleasure strategies, like for example eating.

This attacks your self esteem. You feel weak and wrong.

You feel unable to take action. And even if you take action you mistrust your ability to sort things out, deal with the unexpected, being in control. Keep this for a short time, and you will soon you lose faith in your dreams. You feel you cannot ever do anything right.

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