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How to crush self doubt and build your self confidence

By David Lawrence |

Self-doubt is something that all of us struggle with at one time or another, however, when it comes to your career, self-doubt can really hold you back.

But how can you replace self-doubt with self-confidence, and get the most out of your life and career? Read on to find out more.

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Why you doubt
In order to crush that self-doubt, you will first need to identify why you feel so doubtful of your own abilities. Knowing the root of your issue can help you to beat it. Your own reason may be rooted in your childhood, or in your adult relationships. Find out why you have problems believing in yourself, and you will hold power over it.

Don’t give up
Have you failed at a task, or perhaps at an entire job? We’ve all been there! But the old saying about falling down seven times and getting up eight actually holds water. If you are struggling with learning something or developing a skill, keep trying. Your inner critic can be loud; try to silence them by repeating a task until you become familiar with it. Soon it will be second nature.

Enjoy your accomplishments
In our fast-paced world, it can be tempting to rush from one thing to the next, even if you have a win. Don’t give in to the temptation to dismiss or downplay your achievements, or move on from them too fast. Take a moment to enjoy what you have accomplished, and identify exactly what you did well. This will help you to see yourself in a more positive light and beat that pesky imposter syndrome.

Carve your own path
Comparison truly is the thief of joy. Remember that everyone has their own path, and no two tracks are identical. Just because you aren’t where you think you should be doesn’t mean that you aren’t progressing. You are unique, and you should only compare your present self to your past self, and see how far you’ve come.

Be patient
Remember, there is no magic pill to help you be more confident. Be patient with yourself. You will need to engage in these critical practices to help you build your self-confidence until you have an unshakeable foundation of self-knowledge and confidence, leaving that doubt in the dust.

 

 


David Lawrence

Written by David Lawrence

David is the founder of Vine Resources.

 

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