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Are You Letting Self Doubt Keep You From Reaching Your Goals?

What is Self Doubt?

Self-Doubt is your lack of confidence in yourself and your abilities. Self doubt can keep you from doing the things you want to do and it can keep you from reaching the goals you’ve set for yourself. In fact, it can be quite paralyzing, keeping you from moving forward towards the life and business you have been dreaming of.

Let’s face it – no one wants to be stuck in a life that is not fulfilling.

So how can you get past your self doubt?

The key to banishing those doubtful feelings and the little voice in your head that tells you that it can’t be done is confidence. And the best way to build up your confidence is to take action.  As long as you are taking actions that move your closer to your goal, you will be able to reach your goal.

I love to cross stitch, and I tend to pick out big projects that take a long time – I’m talking more than 1 year long projects.  Often times when I’m working on a large project, I feel like it will never be done – so I take a break.  I find a small project that can be finished quickly – a few hours up to about 1 week – and then I have a finished project.  It builds my belief that I will actually finish the bigger project.

What can you do to build your confidence and move you closer to your goal?

Another way to build confidence is to look at what you have already accomplished.  We often don’t give ourselves enough credit for all that we have done and just beat ourselves up for what remains to be accomplished.

This can help you overcome fear about taking the next step also.  Seeing everything you’ve already done may give you just the boost of self-confidence you need to keep your self doubt at bay.

Are you working with a coach or mentor?

Finding an advisor or mentor can also be amazingly helpful. I became a coach because I was so helped by my first coach Rachel – we are still friends.   Having someone there to hold your hand or just to cheer you on can help you make sure that you are moving towards your goals.  If I can be of any help to you please comment below, or reach out to me privately by using the contact form here.

Give yourself a break

Break down your big goal into smaller tasks. It doesn’t take nearly as much confidence to tackle a small task as it does to attack that big goal.  And each time you complete a small task you are building your confidence.  Little by little you’ll make progress and eventually reach your goal.

If overwhelm is an issue for you, this is a great strategy.

The main thing is to acknowledge the feelings of self-doubt, but don’t let them take control over your life. Yes, it’s normal to doubt yourself. It happens to all of us. Just do what it takes to get you moving and working towards your goals despite your self doubt.

You’re capable of so much more than you think you are. You just need to prove it to yourself.

 To help you get started on your goal planning download this free Goals Journal to help you figure out what you want and to develop a plan to reach those goals.  Get started today, click here to download.

7 Tips to Help You Set and Achieve Your Goals

How to Develop a Goal Achiveing Mindset 

Developing a Goal Achieving Mindset

There are very many ways that one can create an goal acheiving mindset, trial and error will help you find what works best for you.

The truth is success is in the mind – your thoughts have power.  Your idea of success may not be the same as mine – we may have different goals.  This is why it is so important to make sure that your mindset is open to the work required to meet the goals your are setting.

It is not what happens that controls you but the way you react to those happenings.

To reach a goal, you will have to make changes, you will have to challenge yourself.  As you work closer to your goals, you will encounter obstacles, having the proper mindset, will help you navigate these rough waters.

Successful people understand the value of failure, and to be a success you will want to learn how to view your failures or mis-steps in an objective manner to be able to learn from them.  This shift in thinking is what allows most successful people to flourish. People like Thomas Edison, Oprah Winfrey and Steve Jobs, to drop a few names.  They learned even when they failed, this mindset allowed them to reach pinnacles of success that most people never even dream of – you can do the same with your goals even if they are not as big as these mega celebrities.

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Goal Setting and Goal Achievement

Its that time of year when we start to talk about goal setting and goal achievement, which quite truthfully may be the most overdone topic in the world. I’m sure we have all done a goal setting exercise at some point, whether it was in high school or in college or university or even at your first job.

I realize that we’ve all done it, but the truth of the matter is very few people have goals written down.  Therin lies the problem

And this tells me that very few people actually know what they want.

Why do so few people know what they want?  I have a theory – it’s because we’ve been programmed from a pretty early age, to not think about what we want. Instead, we’re told what we should be doing and what we shouldn’t be doing and you should follow this path to be successful.  You should do this to make sure that you have enough money when you grow up to do whatever it is you need to do. Should, should, should.
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