What is your biggest self-doubt? At this stage of life, do you still harbor a feeling that some aspect of you is less than, incomplete, needs work, could be improved or needs acceptance?
Self-doubts can be paralyzing or motivating. For me, I’ve lived with self-doubt my entire life.
I’ve learned to embrace and channel my self-doubt. I see it as my friend and personal trainer. It makes me read, study, write, try harder, workout, eat right and work smarter. I think it made me a nicer, more compassionate person and served as the motivation that ultimately propelled me to feel as if I’ve earned my “seat at the table” plus it further resulted in me being asked to stay in many situations and relationships as doors opened.
Self-doubt has taught me that I won’t always succeed, but I’ll still be fine either way and I can try again. It has taught me that the worst that can happen from knocking on all kinds of doors is that they may not open. But it’s also taught me that many times those doors will surprisingly open and I’ll be exposed to new worlds of business, friendships, affiliations, collaborations and more.
Spend a little time each day embracing any lingering self-doubt. Ask yourself if it has any benefits. Find out if you can make it your friend and a motivating force for making your own life even better. You might be surprised to find where this shift in perspective might lead you.
I’m @DianGriesel aka @SilverDisobedience a Perception Analyst, Author of The Silver Disobedience Playbook and a direct model with Wilhelmina New York. I share my Daily Meditations for other Ageless, Passionate & Curious People. #SilverDisobedience