Leaders Limit Self Doubt
One must understand that securing results in life doesn’t secure happiness. We must be in touch with the fact that even in our highest moments self doubt and self criticism may creep into our thoughts. What separates consistent performers and those of us that ride peaks and valleys of internal dialogue is whether or not we grasp and hold onto the voice of self doubt.
Take a moment and reflect on your key successes in your life. Really dive into that period of time, before, during, after. Can you label moments throughout that time when negative self talk crept in? Little self talks of ‘I don’t deserve this’ or ‘How can I talk about success when I’ve had my struggles’ may be common during even your more successful moments in your days. How did you address these moments?
We must feel comfortable embracing our self doubt for what it is, a thought. Those that can master the process of accepting self doubt, letting it run its process and releasing it like a passing cloud slowly become consistently positive with their self talk. I am not a big proponent of positive self talk but I do believe limiting self doubt and self criticism or only giving it a moment to shine is crucial to leading a positive driven life.
How do you manage your self doubt? Are you struggling with it? What tricks do you implement to limit it’s powers over your success?
-John J Keul