You know you are good at what you do. You know you have a special gift. You know you have business potential, a good client base, talent, good customer service skills and yet one day you wake and doubt creeps in. Damn you self belief thief!
Am I good enough? Can I really do this? Will I bring in enough income this month? Do people think I’m good enough? Should I give up and get a salaried job? Is it time to admit defeat? Why did I risk everything? Have you ever heard yourself asking these questions? I used to say this all the time, self doubt picking, picking, picking.
Like a hen pecking corn, the thief is picking away at the bucket full of confidence and self belief that you carry round with you. He’s sneaky and only takes a little at a time so you don’t notice him there. Sometimes he brings some of his friends; hormone overdrive, peer pressure, tiredness and overwhelm and all together they feast. They feast on you and you don’t even notice.
You can stop him you know! It’s in your power. You are in control. It may take an hour or two, it may take a few days, it might even take months but you will do this. If you give in now he’s won, he’s beaten you and all your hard work and effort will have been wasted and for what? To let your ego win. Again! If you’ve done it now, you’ve probably done this before and you allowed him to win last time and maybe the time before that. He always wins doesn’t he? Not this time. Not now. Not ever again. It’s time, time to take your life back. It’s yours and you are in total control of where it goes from here on in.
So what’s it going to be today? Are you winning or are you calling it quits? Are you fighting or are you going to lie down and call it a day? Your call….
If it helps I stood up to them all and fought so I know what it feels like. I know how hard it is but I also know it’s possible to beat this, beat them. I know you will doubt, I know you will question and some days will be better than others but you will be able to get to a place where you are comfortable with who you are and what you are a capable of and you will be successful. That’s then and this is now, so today pick yourself up, dust yourself down and tell yourself you can beat this for the next hour or two. After that do it all again! By the end of the day you will be a bigger, stronger, braver version of you.