Overcome Self Doubt
I just wanted to let you know that you can do anything. Anything you imagine, anything you set your mind to, you can do it. I know that soon after a new idea pops up in your mind, self-doubt follows. But that self-doubt is wrong. That part of your mind isn’t who you are. If I can overcome self doubt, you can too.
I’ve realised more this past month than in my entire life, that I can do anything. And I want you to realise that for yourself too.
This month I’ve found new people to follow on Instagram. I’ve watched their videos and read their captions. I’ve paid attention to their stories, and I don’t mean their IG stories but their life stories. Who they are. Doing this really puts things into perspective.
The more people I find like this, the more my eyes are opened to the fact that anything is possible. If you have a vision and you’re willing to work for it, you can achieve it. These people I find online are just ordinary people. Their stories are just like yours and mine. And they’ve “made it”.
If you’re struggling right not and you don’t know how to overcome self doubt, I urge you to find the people you admire online and look at their back stories. Look at what got them to where they are today. You’ll soon realise that they had so many struggles but they still managed to reach their goals. Just like you can too.
When you feel like giving up
This month was spent completing my study while simultaneously in tears. In tears because I had to do a business analytics unit, aka maths. I just don’t understand maths. Period. No matter how many times I watched the lectures or followed along in the textbook, I didn’t understand. I genuinely wanted to give up. Unfortunately (more like fortunately) giving up isn’t in my nature.
After having cried my way through, I passed. The feeling of overcoming an obstacle that made you want to give up so so bad, just really shows you that you can push through anything. It’s all mental. In my mind, I couldn’t do it. In my mind, it was way too hard. But I still did it. I could have given up and confirmed the belief that I “can’t” do it. But I didn’t give up. I did it.
Try even when you think you’ll fail
This month I also reached a goal. To squat 100kg has been a goal of mine for a long time. I have always naturally been a weak child so this was a challenge for me. The day I got to 90kg, I was so excited that I was so close to 100kg. It was an absolute struggle but the feeling of being closer to my goal lit me up.
A couple of days later I decided I wanted to try 95kg. I knew in my mind that jumping to 100kg would be too much to handle. I mean, not only had I just got to 90kg but a jump to 95kg straight away… that’s already a lot. In my mind, I had an image of me squatting 100kg and failing on the first rep.
I don’t know if you realise, but the key word there is “in my mind”. I knew “in my mind” that I couldn’t do it. But you know what? The excitement got the better of me and in that session, I didn’t jump to 95kg. I jumped to 100kg! And I did it!! You may have similar fitness goals or they may be completely different. The point is, just like my mind was holding me back, yours likely is too. Whatever your mind is telling you you can’t do, do it anyway. Prove yourself wrong!
Your limiting beliefs are wrong
As if proving myself wrong multiple times wasn’t enough, the level of support I have started receiving has been incredible.
To backtrack a little bit, I’ve always been interested in writing. I started writing stories in grade 5 and I’ve always jotted down random thoughts and ideas all over the place. This blog is something that I really enjoy, but I had no idea whether it was good or not. Or more accurately, I had no idea if my writing was good or not.
The number of views I’ve received on this blog and people who have mentioned it to me in person is amazing. You guys are the best and I so appreciate you taking the time to allow me to add value into your lives!
You can do anything
I am absolutely blown away by this month and the mindset shift that I’ve experienced. To realise that you can, in fact, do anything, and I mean ANYTHING, is the best feeling. This month I finally listened to the advice I’ve heard a countless number of times and I started asking; “Why not me?”
And just like that, I’ve been answering that question ever since. It’s only been a month but if realising I can do anything has helped me achieve this much already, I am so excited to achieve everything else I’m setting out to achieve. And I’m really hoping that from this you realise you too can achieve anything. Anything at all.
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Make sure you leave a comment in the comments section if this helped you out or if you have some helpful advice to overcome self doubt for someone else! That would mean the world to me!