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Stop rewriting other people’s stories

On self-doubt

Self-doubt is a prerequisite to personal growth. The self-satisfied do not self-improve. Anyone we admire probably still feels self-doubt, otherwise they would not be able to maintain any position of achievement that warrants admiration.

Conversely, when we are functioning well or even thriving, but feeling pangs of self-doubt, it means we have grown, and are continuing to grow.

Self-doubt is something many of us experience, including me. That said, it’s worth reminding ourselves that self-doubt is merely the product of humility and our existing commitment to self-improvement. These are good things, and reminding ourselves of these can help us to avoid letting the self-doubt overwhelm us or form a barrier that prevents us from reaching higher.

While we continue to doubt ourselves, we are growing. The doubt we feel provides assurance that we are on the right path.

On faking it