You know that little voice inside your head that narrates your daily life? Let’s talk about it for a second. Sometimes that little voice can be your best friend, reminding you of how incredible you are or how great you look in that little black dress.
Other times, that little voice can wreak havoc. Sometimes we allow our own self-doubt to creep in and take over that inner monologue.
While being self-aware and seeking self-improvement are noble qualities, it’s not healthy to constantly doubt or compare yourself to others. After all, you weren’t meant to be anyone on this earth but you.
Here’s some tips to stop struggling with self-doubt and start embracing the victories and beauty within yourself.
One of the worst things we can do is compare ourselves or our life to those around us. We weren’t meant to all be exactly the same. Stop comparing yourself and start celebrating yourself for who you are. You are unique and your life’s story is yours to own.
People will form their opinions of you no matter what you do. Let them. The only person you need to impress is yourself. Placing too much emphasis on the opinions of others can hold you back. This kind of mindset would rather have you do nothing than risk being criticized. The people who are worth your time in the first place will stand by you no matter what you do.
This can be tricky and it takes a bit of discipline. Pay attention to the thoughts running through your head. When they start becoming negative or critical of yourself, send them packing. Redirect your mindset and think about something positive instead. Positive thoughts tend to multiply.
The #1 cause of failure is failing to try in the first place. If an opportunity presents itself, take it. You never know where you might land.
Excuses are our way of validating our desire to feel comfortable. Ask yourself if your reason is a legitimate reason or just an excuse to feel okay about your choice. Remember, comfort is the enemy of growth.
Setbacks are going to happen. Just go ahead and accept that right now. The difference between success and failure is choosing to use your setbacks as learning opportunities and fuel for the future. Setbacks are only permanent if you let them be.
Realize that every day might not have a huge victory but there’s just as much importance in celebrating the small stuff. No matter how small of a step you took in the right direction, celebrate it. These small victories have a tendency to snowball into something much bigger.
The thing about the future is that it’s just as much yours as it is everyone else’s.
The person you are now - in this very moment, no matter where you’ve been or what you’ve done - is enough of a person to go after the life you want.
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