Self Doubt. It creeps in, and sometimes you just can’t get it out of your head.
Can I really do this? Am I good enough? Is this even possible?
ALL of us mamas have been there. Maybe even more times than we would like to admit.
I’ve been deep into the personal development space for quite a few years now. I’ve been super focused on growing into the best version of myself. I’ve surrounded myself with all the good vibes, and plenty of good resources like books, podcasts and was actionable towards my goals. But I still noticed that sometimes there was a little voice inside of me telling me that what I envisioned wasn't possible.
At the same time, there was another feeling, deep inside my soul, that always whispered KEEP GOING.
And man is that confusing!! Here you are all fired up to slay your goals, then that nasty "B" doubt comes and pushes you down like a kid on the playground. But the strong willed don’t stay down. You get up on your feet, dust yourself off and proceed forward with the hope that you are going in the right direction.
This intrigued me. What is up with this internal struggle? Why does growth sometimes feel like a bipolar conversation within yourself?
I started getting more into the meditation and mindfulness space, and enrolled myself in some courses that went deeper into the neuroscience, genetics and psychology behind it.
And what I learned was a HUGE eye opener.
Your minds #1 job is to keep you safe. So when you try and go out of your comfort zone, and do something new, it does it's best to discourage you and shut you down. So all this time that I thought that self doubt was some kind of ugly truth telling me that maybe this wasn’t my path, and in reality it was just my mind not wanting to get uncomfortable and learn new things!
The only difference between those that succeed, and those that keep wondering WHAT IF, is pushing through that fear and doubt. And when you push past that resistance, that is when you truly GROW!
So now, instead of cowering and becoming a slave to that negative self talk, remind yourself that it’s just your minds little security blanket. If you want to achieve those things in life that will bring you joy and fulfillment, you need to believe in yourself, and KEEP GOING!
So I challenge you to BELIEVE and take ACTION. If you start to have those doubts, redirect yourself and go back to reasons why it's possible. As you keep listing those reasons, your brain will start to believe it more and more, and this is when the magic starts to happen.
Each of us has something special and unique to offer this world. I truly believe that. And like the saying goes, everything you truly want is on the other side of fear. You can have it mama, you just need to be brave enough to trust yourself and go there. You got this!
I'm curious, do you have a vision or a goal that you are a bit hesitant to walk towards? Please share in the comments. Put it out there in the universe and make it REAL!