Trans4mind Home Page
~ A Journey of Self-Discovery ~

Explore Article Library


How to use Self-Doubt as a Powerful Action Tool

By Michaela Scherr

One night last week after everyone had gone to bed, I sat by myself fully immersed in a self-doubt session. What if my latest e-book is a dud, what if my articles aren't up to scratch, what if I'm doing the wrong thing, what on earth made me decide to follow this path anyway (duh hello, you did...), what if, what if, and more what if? The "what ifs haunted me for quite some time that night.

So what did I do? Well, I recalled all my achievements, great and small, how far I've actually come through making mistakes, great and small, and learning from them. Satisfied with what I came up with, I dusted myself off, gave myself a stern talking to and was right as rain the following morning.

Self-doubt means to lack faith or confidence in oneself. However self-doubt can be used as a powerful 'call to action' tool.

"Work with self-doubt; use it to your advantage. If having a self-doubt moment or two get some feedback from people you value.

"Know that you're not alone when having a self-doubt moment. An element of this is experienced by some of the best known people on the planet - from top athletes, to movie directors, to writers etc. The secret is to keep going, learning from what didn't work and working on how to make it better.

"Learn to have faith and belief in your ability - recall and link to past experiences where you've been successful, from the small to the large, making note of any negative mind chatter.

"Write at least five foolscap pages of what your self-doubt means to you. Write an equal amount of pages of how you will challenge your self-doubt (and that negative mind chatter) and send it packing.

"It's okay to cry or tear up some paper into a million pieces then jump up and down on them (this can feel really good) as long as it's short-lived. Once a self-doubt cleansing has been completed, time to brush off and get back to it. This tip works particularly well for me"

"Strike up friendships with people who have a positive influence on you and let go of those that do not.

"If stuck in self-doubt mode, it's time for a bit of attitude re-adjustment.

Ask yourself "What's important about my self-doubt?

Continue asking yourself this question until you can go no further.

When you've reached your final answer ask yourself "What can I do about this?"

"Be in the present moment. This where you can focus on actively doing the now stuff instead of lamenting the past or yearning for something in the future.

"Access inner peace. Sounds clich"d I know, however having this enables one to keep coping and going whilst chaos reigns supreme. The peace I speak of is not (although it's all very nice) about harps, angels, or relaxation music, it's about accessing a state of being that will help cope with the "business as usual happening around you.

Self-doubt can be a powerful tool. Having a self-doubt moment or two means an opportunity for a bit of strategic planning has presented itself to you. It can also be used as an opportunity to double check your facts and figures. From experience, as soon as all the boxes are ticked, the effects of the self-doubt moment will start to recede making it much easier to get to sleep.

About The Author
Copyright requirements are that it remains with Michaela Scherr and for the link to be "click able" or "live" at http://www.michaelascherr.com.

Michaela Scherr is a Transformational Coach, certified practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), writer, and Metaphysician who is totally committed to helping others create positive and action oriented changes to their lives.

enquiries@michaelascherr.com


AND EXPLORE...

Addictions
Astrology
Careers & Employment
Communication
Creativity
Dating
Depression
Diabetes
Diets
Divorce
Education
Environment
Ethics
Exercise
Family
Goal-Setting
Grief & Loss
Happiness
Health
Kids & Teens
Leadership
Love
Marriage
Meditation
Nutrition
Organizing
Parenting
Psychology
Public Speaking
Relationships
Schools
Self Help
Self Improvement & Motivation
Sexual Relations
Spirituality
Stress Management
Travel and Leisure
Women
Writing


From our extensive site, you'll find good info on many topics using this search:

Want to renew your life?

Our online, interactive video workshops present the most effective methods of holistic personal development...
Start off with a Free Life Assessment and a Free Consultation...
 

Have a question about Trans4mind Training?

Frequently Asked Questions
What Are Our Fees?
Email Peter Shepherd

Support your personal development with these popular and effective hypnosis downloads...

This is our selection of favorites, but there's a session for every need! Choose from over 800 Hypnosis Downloads...
Search now on an issue that interests or concerns you...
 

Welcome to the New Wave in Meditation Technology

Click here to learn more about the iAwake Profound Meditation Program
The iAwake Profound Meditation Program
is a way of enhancing your meditation practice, making meditation not only easier and more enjoyable, but also more efficient and effective.
Profound Meditation provides the smoothest, deepest, richest, most profound meditation experience available anywhere...
Here is a link to a free 20-minute track from iAwake Technologies - a sample of the type of tools that will deepen your meditation immediately and help you quickly become a successful meditator. It's the opening track of iAwake's flagship product, the Profound Meditation Program, called the iAwake Experience...
Learn More and Download the iAwake Experience
We think you'll find this technology a tremendous aid on your transformative journey of becoming your best and most creative self - and you can get started today!
And here's a fantastic resource for self-education...

The World of Inspiration eLibrary

World of Inspiration
A treasure trove of personal development wisdom

Step inside. Just like a real library, there are thousands of quality eBooks presented on three "floors" and in different "rooms." To purchase your $15 Lifetime Membership to the World of Inspiration eLibrary, click the following button:

Payment is made through our secure transaction agent, PayPal.
The transaction is in the language and currency of your choice.
"I want to just say 'WOW!' This collection is probably the best money I ever spent! I've already received many times over in personal enrichment after just 9 days. I've had a past metaphysical background, but even newcomers to this material will really benefit. Thanks again." ~ J.S. (Pennsylvania, USA)
"The collection is everything which you promised. And more! A superb contribution to the good of the world. Many thanks indeed." ~ R.P. (Georgia, USA)
"Just a short note of thanks for the library. I've only had membership for several days now but I already feel this is perhaps the most interesting compilation I have yet seen. Worth far more than the price of admission. The browser linked structure works well and makes it easy to manage such a large storehouse of information. It is rarely that I find something I like as much as this or that I feel strongly enough to write a note like this." ~ P.W. (Minnesota, USA)
Copyright © 1997-2016 Trans4mind Ltd