I am the queen of doubt. It’s true! I know it doesn’t look like it, but believe me there are so many things I’ve backed out on or delayed because I doubt myself.
Thankfully, at this point I have learned doubt’s slick ways of distracting me from what is really important, but I’d be lying if I don’t battle it often. But that’s okay. Doubt does not have to be extinct from our lives for us to be successful at working through it. In today’s video, I want to share with you three ways to overcome the doubt we feel when starting a new project.
What Are You Focusing On?
Notice what you’re focusing on. Your mind is on all the things that can go wrong, when you should be thinking about why you started this in the first place. That original idea was pure inspiration. You have to stand behind that moment where you were motivated by something or someone. That focus is what will get you far.
Question Your Doubt
One thing we know for sure is that doubt comes from outside of us, therefor it is separate from us — from our true selves. Which means, we can talk to it.
Sometimes the doubt is there to teach us. It may be asking us to do more research, or try another door. For me, my doubt usually reminds me to prepare more. While other times, it’s just trying to kill me. But either way, we can confront it and embrace it so we don’t fear it.
Be Aware of Doubtful Moments
When does your doubt show up? For example, let’s say you’re all excited about your idea and then you go to your parents’ house, listen to their opinion and then two days later you can’t seem to get anything done. You picked up their stuff and believed it! Keep your distance from Debbie Downers while you’re in the beginning stages.
Or maybe you’re the kind that falls into doubt when you’re alone. Change where you’re working. Join a co-working space or go to a coffee shop and vibe off of that energy. Or if you just need a periodical boost, consider joining a mastermind, getting a coach, or an accountability buddy. Because when we’re left alone with our crazy ‘ole thoughts, shit gets tough. The energy of others is out there to serve you. Vibe with it!
So for this week’s spiritual assignment, answer the following questions:
1. Why did you start this in the first place?
2. When did you first come up with the idea? How did it feel?
3. Who makes you doubt yourself the most?
4. When do you feel the most doubtful?
5. How can you support yourself in doubtful times?
As always, any questions leave me a comment below. Love you, guys. Keep on your spiritual path!