We all feel it. It’s not just you. I know you might feel sometimes that you’re the only one, but you’re not. Trust me. There isn’t a single person on the planet who at one point or another hasn’t wondered if they had what it took to succeed. In fact, I’m having one of those moments right now.
In less than 24hrs I am releasing the biggest project I have ever worked on in my business. It’s been nearly 2 years in the making, and tomorrow at about 9AM, I am going to release it to the world. I’ve spent months planning and creating it. I have strategized, planned, and executed. I’ve consulted friends and colleagues. I feel like I’ve done everything I can do to make it a big success and now it all comes down to tomorrow. With one click of a mouse, I will roll out my new online training program “Live Today: The 12 Week Life Transformation” to the world and then the hardest part, I will wait to see what happens.
I’m cautiously optimistic, but I’m also afraid. What if it fails? What if no one buys it? What if I put blood, sweat and tears and months of effort into this, and no one clicks?
“Two-Face is not just a Batman Villain”
Have you ever had a moment of self-doubt like this? Maybe you’re experiencing doubt like that right now. If you are, remember that you are not alone. The reason I shared what I’m going through right now is because I want you to know that no matter how it may appear on the outside, everyone experiences this phenomenon. So the question isn’t really, “what if I doubt myself’? but rather, “what will I do when I doubt myself?”
There ARE things you can do to cope with the doubt and nurture your confidence. Here are the 3 I have found to be most helpful:
Make a list of the great successes you have had. Be grateful for them, and remember that if you could do those things, you can certainly face whatever you have to face now.
Take a few minutes and list all of the skills and abilities you currently possess that will help you succeed in whatever you are working on right now. For example if you are feeling like a bad parent, focus on your ability to listen, your love for your child, or your great organizational skills. Remind yourself that you have all of the tools in the toolbox that you need, you may just need to work on how you use them.
Two-Face isn’t just a character from Batman. It describes how we all feel sometimes. On the one hand we know that we are capable of some level of achievement and that we have something to offer the world. But we also realize that we are far from perfect. We may secretly worry that we will be found out for the fraud that we really are (it’s called ‘Imposter Syndrome’ – it’s so common they even have a name for it).
Of course you aren’t an imposter. You just aren’t perfect. Everyone around you already knows that, and you do too of course, and yet you probably secretly hold yourself to that high standard anyway.
Don’t cope with your insecurities by settling for “good enough” Dare to dream big and reach for those dreams. Accept that you will fail sometimes and that is okay. When you succeed, celebrate it. When you fail, see what you can learn from it, and then move on.
Failing despite your best efforts is much better than not really trying and succeeding at being mediocre.
I hope those three tips are helpful to you as you deal with your self-doubt. If you found these helpful, please let me know in the comment section (It will ease my self-doubt;) And if you have found other techniques or thoughts that have been particularly helpful please share them below. We will all learn from your brilliance.
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