Trying to banish self-doubt.. this is something I know a lot about. I am so hard on myself all the time and never think anything I do is good enough. I’m a perfectionist at heart and I’m never satisfied with the work I’ve done. It’s just how I am. Art projects, blog posts, travels.. It’s like I hold myself back because I’m scared of what people think or what could go wrong. I know what I want, I know how to get it, but I have so much self-doubt that I haven’t been able to achieve the things I want most because of doubt.
As we get farther into our twenties I feel like the pressure is on that much more and it becomes that much harder to banish self-doubt. There’s this expectation out there that by the time we’re 25 we should be settled into a cozy life. That in itself can cause self-doubt because right there we have this time limit thrown at us. I mean honestly, how many people actually have everything sorted out by the time they’re 25?!
Lately I have been learning to banish self-doubt into a cold dark closet where it belongs and embracing the challenges the world is throwing at me. Change is good! Change means you’re growing.
I’d like to tell you I don’t doubt myself anymore but that would be a lie. I’m human. We’re human. But the difference is I don’t listen to my doubt anymore and neither should you. If I had I would have never left the country or have travelled to over 20 countries, I wouldn’t have moved into to a cool apartment in the city and I wouldn’t have started Fernweh! Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve 😉
Here are some little quotes I use to banish my self-doubt so I can keep on dreamin’.
10 Quotes That Will Help You Banish Self-Doubt
“Don’t downgrade your dream just to fit your reality. Upgrade your conviction to match your destiny.”
“Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than you are to your comfort zone.”
“Sometimes we have to stop being scared and just go for it. Either it will work or it wont. That’s life.”
“Ten years from now, make sure you can say that you chose your life, you didn’t settle for it.”
“No amount of security is worth the suffering of a mediocre life, chained to a routine that killed your dreams.”
“If you live for peoples acceptance, you will die from their rejection.”
“We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.”
“When someone tells you it can’t be done, it’s more a reflection of their limitations, not yours.”
“Move out from your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.”
“One reason why people resist change is because they focus on what they have to give up, instead of what they have to gain.”
What are some things you do to banish your self-doubt? Do you doubt yourself? Share in the comments!
Keep on dreaming <3