Self-doubt is something that can really hinder you in the workplace. Being able to follow through with tasks may be dependent on the amount of confidence you have in yourself. Different scenarios you face at work can cause you to experience more and more self-doubt. There are many successful and wealthy people out there who struggle with this same problem daily.
If you are someone who is experiencing self-doubt and need some strategies to help you overcome them, there are many things that you can do mentally and physically to help you with these situations. When it comes to doubting yourself, what helps one person may not be the strategy that helps you.
Just know that you are not alone, there are so numerous people who deal with this same problem. It is all about how you confront it and deal with it. The key is finding the strategies that work for you.
- Don’t Make Excuses – When we doubt ourselves and the abilities that we have, we tend to question everything. We will start to question whether we have done something right, if we know what we are talking about and many other aspects of doubt. That can give you a nauseous feeling in the pit of your stomach and begins the cycle of self-doubt. Stop making those excuses and don’t be afraid of your abilities. Know that you are knowledgeable and skilled in your job. You have the ability to accomplish great things and should take advantage of the opportunities put in front of you.
- Surround Yourself With Positivity – You become what you hear and surround yourself with. If you are constantly around negativity, you will start to show attributes of being negative. That isn’t good for anyone. Having a positive and uplifting outlook on life and your job is going to help you go farther. If people who you are around every day don’t bring you the feeling of confidence in yourself, find other people. Positive affirmations are a great a proven technique to help you stay positive.
- Be Aware Of What Triggers Your Insecurities – The doubt that you have in yourself can be triggered by many different things. Finding out what those things are can help you overcome them. You shouldn’t avoid them completely, but take the needed time to improve on them. Whether that means studying up on it or doing some research become more educated.
Don’t let self-doubt keep you from doing great things in your professional and personal life.
~ Written for us by our associate Gary Sorrell, Sorrell Associates, LLC. Copyright protected. All rights reserved