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.

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  1. Paul Kaye 17/08/2017 at 3:57 am - Reply

    What a lovely piece, a good reminder not to let our doubts deflect us. Thanks.

  2. Bayan Taleb 26/08/2017 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    True, self-doubt to a certain extent is a good thing, as long as we keep it to ourselves and don’t express it to the wrong person!

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