Let’s try to figure out what’s getting in your way.
Why can’t you finish what you’ve started?
Why do your ideas never see the light of day?
Why can’t you introduce yourself to that cute new neighbor of yours?
Why is your workspace a cluttered mess?
Here’s my opinion for the day: you are overburdened by self-doubt. Self-doubt tells us:
- we should not try
- we should not defend ourselves
- we should not stand up for ourselves
- we should keep the things as they are as best as we can because it is what we know
- no one will listen
- it’s not ready
- I’m not ready
- it’s not good enough
- I’m not good enough
- it’s ridiculous
- it’ll take too long
- it’ll be too hard
- there’s not enough time
- take your time
- hiding out is a better option that showing up
- we can never change
- we can never grow
- we can never be our full, operational selves
Wow. Self-doubt is a kicker. It kicks our motivation, and sometimes even our inspiration, to the curb. It makes us believe we were never really that motivated in the first place.
In case you haven’t had your share of healthy nutrients today, here’s some powerful juice for killing your self-doubt:
You are more capable than you can even imagine.
You have more potential for action than you could ever use in a lifetime.
You can change your pattern of doing things within the next hour.
You are in charge of yourself and the thoughts you allow yourself to listen to. You do not have to listen to trash talk and lies about yourself anymore.
You are the best person for changing things in the right direction for you. You do not have to rely on anyone else and you do not have to fear anyone else any longer.
Self-doubt is mental and emotional clutter. It can get out of control very quickly and very easily. It can take up so much of your time that it really does feel like there is no time left to work. The truth of the matter is you do have the time, but you will not have the emotional energy and mental fortitude to do your work if you are burdened by the clutter of self-doubt.
Do one thing today to prove to yourself your own capacity for action and change. And then repeat this action over and over again until your self-doubt is gone. Best wishes to you.