When I feel self-doubt, I do 1 of 2 things:
1) Let it consume me and everything around me; or
2) Give myself a moment to sit with it and then move on
Last night I had a moment of self doubt. Self-doubt in what I was doing in my business, with teaching fitness, my ability as a mom, and finances.
These are all normal things to “worry” about in life, but it’s not good to linger there.
I used to linger in it for days, which turned into weeks, then months, until eventually I went years lingering in self-doubt about my worth and value. My question was always “what am I doing here?”, “why am I doing this?” and “what am I suppose do?”. I used to scream this actually.
Thank GOD for therapy! Yeah, of course, it took me a long time to accept the fact that I needed it because I had a story that if you go to therapy, you must be crazy. Haha! If that was true, then I’m REALLY insane.
Therapy gave me the tools to cope with the triggers and stresses. This took practice and patience. I also adopted other practices – yoga, meditation, gratitude journal, energy work, just plain talking about it and other self-care tools. It’s funny how I would always tell people that I’m a good listener, yet I never listened to my truth and voice.
Now as I continue my own personal growth journey through my fitness business, I find more tools to use and learn new approaches to reoccurring things such as self-doubt.
How can we use self-doubt as a motivator? Instead of letting it control us, how can we look at what is triggering it to overcome and conquer?
This morning as I drove to my other job, I found the strength and motivation to overcome and conquer. I thought of my daughter and my husband. They are my why for what I do with my business, and if your why makes you cry, then you’ve found it!
And boy did I…..