How can we overcome self-doubt?
“Feelings happen. Doubt happens. What will you do with that story your brain is telling you? Will you buy in to it?
“Or will you observe it, acknowledge it, and let it pass? The choice is always YOURS.”
Those quotes are from the caption for a photo on the Facebook page of Mel Robbins.
Here is a video of hers:
The Biggest Obstacle We All Face In Pursuit Of Our Dreams
Mel Robbins is “the most booked female speaker in the world, a serial entrepreneur, and a best-selling author.
“She’s also a CNN legal analyst and opinion columnist, a Dr. Oz Healthline Expert, a SUCCESS Magazine Contributing Editor, and one of the most popular TEDx speakers of all time.”
Profile quotes are from the site for her online course:
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Here is an excerpt:
Creative people and self-doubt
One of the course sections is titled The Unique Challenge Of Being A Creator.
From the course transcript:
The first thing I wanna talk a little bit about is the unique challenge of being a creator.
So you may look at me, right, and you see me doing all these kind of fun crazy things, whether it’s giving speeches or the company that we have that does courses and a lot of social media stuff or the book that I wrote or whatever it may be, and think oh, she’s X.
The truth is I’m just like you. I’m a creator, too.
And it presents a really unique set of challenges, doesn’t it?
Because on one hand I wanna acknowledge the fact that you do what you do because of your heart, because of your soul.
So do I, so do I.
Yet your business requires your brain. Your business requires your head.
And I think for creators, even those of us that are extroverted by nature, that we tend to prefer to be behind the camera instead of in front of the camera.
That we tend to prefer to be in the contemplation of doing our work, of doing like what it is that our soul is calling us to do.
And yet when it comes to promoting your work, when it comes to marketing your work, when it comes to selling your work, when it comes to figuring out what the hell to focus on today, that’s the head.
And we’re in this amazing battle at all times because we’re such deep feelers that it exposes you I think even more acutely to anxiety, to self-doubt, to the imposter syndrome because if your work is also an expression of you, every time you’re trying to sell it, you’re putting yourself on the line.
And so I totally get it, I totally get it.
And you know, one of the major takeaways that we’re gonna talk about is this. That you can’t choose how you feel.
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