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  • Writer's pictureMichele Andorfer

Boosting Your Confidence: Strategies for Overcoming Self-Doubt

Self-doubt is often born out of a lack of clarity. We doubt ourselves because we aren’t sure of what we want or what we need to be happy. 


That’s why, in a world that constantly feeds us reasons to question our capabilities, it's crucial to arm ourselves with tools that reinforce our confidence and clear the fog of uncertainty!


When you live a life of honesty and clarity, you might be surprised at how confident and self-assured you are. There truly is nothing better than living a life of fulfillment, clarity, and happiness!


Is Self-Doubt Standing in Your Way?

It’s normal to experience self-doubt. But while some people can get over it quickly, for others, self-doubt can become a debilitating obstacle that stands in the way of all of their successes.


If you have difficulty understanding your worth or feel insecure about your achievements, chances are you are letting self-doubt block you from achieving your true success. 


On the other hand, self-doubt can also manifest in other ways, like overachieving. Often, people suffering from self-doubt or a lack of confidence will work even harder than normal to prove to themselves that they are worth success and love.


How to Overcome Self-Doubt

The good news is that it is possible to overcome self-doubt and silence your limiting beliefs that tell you you aren’t worthy of a happy and fulfilling life. Here are some strategies to help you develop the habits you need to overcome your self-doubt and start finding the success you deserve.


Question Your Doubts

Who said you have to accept your doubts and limiting beliefs as truth? Instead of agreeing that you can’t live your dreams or that you aren’t worthy of success, flip that thought around. Ask yourself, “Who’s to say I’m not worthy?” or “Who says I can’t do this?”


Talk to Yourself the Way You Talk to Your Friends

How do you speak to your friends? Do you tell them that they can’t achieve their goals? 


Probably not. You probably tell them that they can achieve anything and that you believe in them. You wouldn’t let them talk to themselves like you talk to yourself, right? So, think of yourself as a friend and talk to yourself the same way!


Embrace Your Support System

Humans weren’t designed to live life alone. That’s why we thrive in communities.


Our thinking will be shaped by the people we surround ourselves with, so it’s important to build communities of people who embrace growth and success. Negative people will only bring you down. Instead, find people who will fuel your confidence, not your self-doubt.


Journal Frequently

Sometimes, you just need to get those self-doubts out of your head! Journaling frequently will allow you to get it all out before it takes over your mindset. As you’re writing, you might also find yourself working through additional feelings that you didn’t even know you had.


Make a List of Your Achievements

Don’t be afraid to celebrate yourself! Making a list of your accomplishments and achievements will give you visual reminders that you can do hard things and that your limiting beliefs aren’t true.


Don’t Be Afraid to Accept Help

There is nothing wrong with asking for help. When it comes to overcoming self-doubt, finding clarity in your life, or inspiring you to keep pushing forward, you can only take yourself so far. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it, whether from your friends, family members, or a professional.


Say Goodbye to Your Self-Doubt for Good

Overcoming your self-doubts and fueling yourself with confidence is possible, but it’s also hard work! If you are overwhelmed and not sure where to start or if you need a professional to hold you accountable, my one-on-one coaching opportunity is exactly what you’re looking for! 


I help people just like you overcome their self-doubt, build their confidence, find clarity, and achieve their goals. Reach out to me for more information on how I can help you do the same.

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