The Journey of Self-love
You were not born with self-doubt. You learned it. It is a skill you have perfected.
What is self-doubt?
Self-doubt shows up in various ways. It can negatively impact the quality of your relationships, your work, your career, your business and your overall happiness.
Self-doubt generally manifests in one of two ways. It is either contextual, meaning it is only a problem in certain situations such in a work or professional environment or with certain family members. In other cases, people may experience it as a nagging and persistent voice inside their head that says, “You’re not good enough.” It becomes a relentless cloud that keeps them in the shadow of their best self, sabotaging and derailing their hopes and dreams.
“Believe in your infinite potential.
Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.
Believe in yourself, your abilities and your own potential.
Never let self-doubt hold you captive.
You are worthy of all that you dream of and hope for.”
– Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
When these thoughts and feelings of self-doubt stop you from improving or keep you stuck in an endless loop of self-loathing and negativity, you’re caught in mental turmoil.
Creativity and self-doubt
In my experience as a Meta-Coach and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Practitioner, self-doubt is common, especially among creative individuals. Our first task in coaching is to replace the unhelpful learned thinking with new, resourceful, habitual thinking of self-love and compassion.
Self-doubt is a skill!
The definition of a skill is something done well, with expertise.
If self-doubt is a skill that one has learned, can a new skill be acquired that can take its place?
The answer is a resounding YES! By adopting simple, non-intrusive coaching and NLP techniques, we can change the habitual thinking that causes you to experience low confidence and underachievement. You can learn how to free yourself from the crippling ‘dis-ease’ of self-doubt.
Tips to overcome self-doubt
I offer a few practices via the infographic that you can apply immediately on your journey from self-doubt to self-love.
Monica O’Brien is a professionally trained and accredited Coach and founder of Creative Edge Coaching www.creativeedgecoaching.com.au. She blogs on issues about creativity and small business development for conscious artists and business entrepreneurs.
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