“If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise.” — Robert Fritz
The worst thing about self-doubt is that your fears often become self-fulfilling prophecies. The key to erasing self-doubt is to take action. Each step you take towards living your purpose increases your self-confidence and sharpens your decision-making skills. To silence your inner critic so you can be ready to receive the opportunities awaiting you:
We all make mistakes. Making mistakes doesn’t make you a bad or incompetent person – it simply makes you human. Beating yourself up over something you feel you did wrong only leads to a damaging cycle of frustration and procrastination. Consider that life’s challenges are an opportunity to learn and grow as a person. Make a decision to accept that while you’re not perfect, you are someone who strives to do the best job possible.
The next time you have a self-doubting thought, take a few moments to determine whether it’s really true. If your insecurities are getting the better of you, remember that while your past may influence your purpose, it does not determine your destiny. As soon as you catch negative thoughts clouding your vision, replace the defeating messages with positive self-talk. Make the switch each and every time your inner critic shows up.
Spend time reflecting on the following questions:
Tai Goodwin on a mission to help 10,000 women entrepreneurs create more joy and wealth in their life and business. She's the CEO of Aligned + Bankable and creator of the Bankable Brilliance Course. An intuitive business growth strategist and teacher, her specialty is helping clients create bankable business models that allow them to increase their impact and income without burning out. Tai is a former corporate trainer with a master's degree in instructional design and over 20 years of experience designing course, training programs, and certifications. She is also the author of Girlfriend, It's Your Time and founder of Brilliant Business Girlfriends.