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How can I stop doubting myself?

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Last Updated: 02/24/2020 at 8:48am
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Top Rated Answers
BlueJeans
January 16th, 2015 6:42pm
Well, self doubt comes when we compare ourselves to others. For instance, he's so good at doing this. Could I be enough? The key is to allow yourself to make the journey, to do. To kick before you drown. The more you do something, the less self doubt you have and the more engrossed you get into that activity. Stepping up eliminates self doubt.
Anonymous
February 15th, 2015 10:29am
Start doubting yourself after you do something, not before, and eventually you will stop doubting yourself.
Anonymous
April 8th, 2015 10:57pm
I thik what helped me the most, is that I live by What is meant to be will be. I try to live for the oh well's and not have too many what if's.
Anonymous
August 18th, 2015 6:42am
Prove yourself wrong. Prove those doubts that you can do what you thought you couldn't do. Simple, just do it, no matter what you think. If you just do it, you will look back and be proud of yourself and wonder why you ever doubted yourself in the first place.
FlyMal
September 21st, 2015 11:39pm
You've just gotta know that no one is better than you and you are no better than anyone else. Don't doubt...just try it out! :)
Anonymous
December 29th, 2015 3:36pm
If everybody is able to do the thing that you want to do, then you can do it too. They are not super, they just work hard and are improving themselves. Don't underestimate yourself, you are different and special, there's only one version of you. Do what makes you happy and believe in yourself.
Anonymous
December 30th, 2015 11:50am
This means that you are comparing yourself to other people. Don't do that, you are capable of many things and you have a purpose in this world, you just have to discover it, you are amazing and you can do a lot of things so be happy with your own self because you are going to be with yourself forever
Anonymous
January 4th, 2016 6:18pm
Build self-confidence. Realize what you've done, and appreciate it for what it is. If you still aren't proud of yourself, then start doing some things that'll make you proud.
leahlistens2
February 16th, 2016 7:03pm
Try and think about one ting that could go right for every reason you are doubting yourself. Being nervous about something new is okay, but don't let doubt get in your way of succeeding.
Joshua94
February 23rd, 2016 7:06am
Nothing is ever impossible, it all depends on you and just you nobody else, the solution simply is build your confidence and be solid to be able to shine your light more, that will grant you strength and when you have these 2 essential tools together and running, you'll be fine .. ^_^
SpencerT
May 10th, 2016 2:00am
I have to think: "What's the worst that could happen?" then I have to work out how likely that is to happen, and often it's unlikely. And if the worst case scenario did occur, usually it isn't as bad as expected.
Anonymous
October 16th, 2017 7:32am
By believing in yourself. Doubts arise when we have tendency to fail or our past decisions resulted in failure, but this doesn't mean that we will continue failing instead one should always keep trying and think before taking each step. Think about all kind of outcomes, ask questions both positive and negative and then take a step. Never doubt yourself.
WMM
April 10th, 2018 8:18am
By focusing on everything that you are rather than focusing on what you are not.. Own your character traits and use them to your advantage
cherishedMermaid83
April 29th, 2019 2:17am
Make a list of every single thing you like about yourself and things you think you are good at. When you feel self doubt creeping in, go back and read that list over and over, as many times as it takes. Make this into a regular habit and over time you might notice that when you have a negative thought about yourself you can easily combat it with a positive thought. Example : 'I can't do anything right!' this is all or nothing thinking. When that thought creeps in replace it with ' I am good at doing the following things :" and write out what you are good at.
sunshineMelody2530
February 24th, 2020 8:48am
First by questioning what makes you feel uncertain and unsafe, perhaps even fearful. Ask yourself if this is a memory from past events and if so how it relates on the present. This usually helps me in finding an inner stability.