I can relate, first-hand, to the insecurity and self-doubt that comes when you step outside of your comfort zone… the negative self-talk becomes so loud, the naysayers even more visible and the fear of failure suffocating.
One of the reasons I almost didn't pursue my dream with The Better Life Project was because of self doubt! People didn't get "life coaching" and they most certainly didn't understand my decision to leave a stable job to set up a business. I was filled with doubt, fear and confusion. I questioned my every move!
Emotions are incredibly powerful tools help motivate us into action. I’ve learned that feelings like fear, doubt, insecurity and even envy and anger are not only natural experiences but they can actually be helpful.
What will make or break our experience of life isn’t whether or not we feel these emotions, but how we respond to them.
BY TURNING YOUR EMOTION INTO FORWARD MOTION YOU CAN START TO OVERCOME SELF DOUBT.
When you feel consumed with doubt remind yourself that the only way you can eat an elephant is one bite at a time. Turn you emotion into forward motion and use these feelings to fuel your goals, resolutions and intentions. You will only ever regret the chances you didn't take.
Like I said, I lived with self doubt for many years and still experience it to this day. The key isn't to learn how to avoid these feelings, the key is to learn how to respond to them better.
I have learned that there is nothing more powerful than the beauty of small, consistent action.
Sarah is a life coach and motivational speaker. As the co-founder of The Better Life Project, a movement dedicated to helping you live happy, healthy, positive and confident lives and with oodles of infectious energy she is super passionate about helping to inspire you make your awesome life happen. She’s the “go to” life coach for anyone feeling stuck in a rut, lacking in confidence or struggling with low self-esteem or body image. Sarah offers life coaching and mentoring services and works with clients in person in Dublin, Ireland and over Skype around the world.