3 Powerful Ways to Overcome Self Doubt
- May 18, 2018
Today, we are talking all about self-doubt. Why it’s so toxic, and how we can transform our negative thoughts into positive affirmations. Positivity isn’t a natural trait all people embody, but thankfully, it can be taught! We’ll share a few different ways this is possible below. We hope that by the end of this blog post, you feel empowered, confident, and uplifted.
Words become thoughts, and thoughts become things. Thoughts become things when they are given substance with the feelings of the mind. You may experience a fleeting thought such as, “I’m not good enough to be a professional athlete.” It is then up to you to either linger on the negativity of that thought, until it becomes a real insecurity, OR you can choose to combat it. Instead, say to yourself, “No, I am strong, fast, and gifted enough to be a professional athlete. If I am not right now, I will work hard to achieve that goal!”
The most important step you can take in changing your mindset for success is to evaluate what your mindset reflects today. You need to assess today’s reality so you can be intentional about your next steps. Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results. Intentionally and consistently speaking positive words over yourself is a bulletproof method to overcoming self-doubt!
Have you ever heard the quote, “You will reflect the 3 closest people in your life”?
You will embody the character traits, good and bad, of the greatest influences around you.
Surround yourself with people that live a balanced life. Our AIA founder, Nick Vujicic discusses this in Module 4 of his new product, Rise Above. Remember this quote today: “A balanced life is something to fight for. You have to be the owner of your time.” The friends you surround yourself with will respect your dreams, and respect the time it takes you to achieve them.
Confidence is key. Always be your own biggest fan! Do you have a dream? When sharing it with your friends and family, don’t coward down ashamed of your bright idea, confidently tell them! As we mentioned prior, your words have power. If you are struggling in the area of confidence, we have a few helpful suggestions.
- Tape empowering quotes on your mirror as a confidence booster in the mornings before school or work.
- Listen to a playlist of songs that make you feel good.
- Listen to motivational messages from Nick Vujicic on YouTube.
- Attend a fitness class.
- Read motivational books.
Do what makes you come alive.
We could talk on this subject all day, but hopefully these quick pieces of advice on overcoming self-doubt help you! You are more capable than you realize, and have a purpose no one can take away.
Go out and be great.
-Attitude is Altitude Team