You feel you’re not good enough.
You doubt your capabilities.
You doubt whether your goals are too big.
You’re not alone.
Before achieving success, every single one of us doubt ourselves because none of us can predict the future.
The future is scary.
You don’t know what’s going to happen. It’s unpredictable.
Will you make it? Will you succeed?
Then doubt takes birth in your mind only to make things worse.
“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
― Sylvia Plath
When doubt takes over your mind, it only multiplies if you nourish the thought.
When you spend your time doubting yourself, there’s no productive outcome. Here, you will only try to gather evidence of your failures. You will ignore all your progress and strengths.
Doubt is an imaginary concept. It only exists in your mind. It clouds your greatness and tries to stop you from reaching your full potential.
On the contrary, if you do the things you committed to do regardless of the doubt, the possibilities are endless. Ignore the dark voices inside your head and focus on your craft instead.
Here are few reasons you should continue even in the face of adversity or doubt:
- You will improve your craft by one percent.
- You might get lucky and your piece of craft may go viral.
- You may improve or bring light to ONE person’s life.
Keep working on your craft even if you’re mind is clouded with doubt or the uncertainty of the future.
Don’t let failures amplify the darkness of self-doubt. They both work together and try to steal your dreams from you. Don’t let that happen.
“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”
― Suzy Kassem
Embrace failures as it will only make you better if you learn from it. Your capabilities can improve whereas failure is just an event.
It is up to you to take failure as a negative event or turn it into a positive experience.
To combat failure and doubt, choose discipline and love for your craft. Taking action is the best way to stop the negative chatter.
Trust that everything you’re doing is adding up to your greatness. No effort is ever wasted.
You know the reason why you started. Let that reason fuel you. Let your love for your craft fuel you.
Doubt is always going to be there. Take action anyways.
When in doubt, choose discipline over doubt.
Go. Take action.
“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” — Dale Carnegie
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Originally published at medium.com