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How Self Doubt Is Sabotaging Your Success

Imagine if….

Imagine if you didn’t doubt yourself. Imagine if you believed in yourself so strongly that nothing felt like an obstacle? What if you knew, to your core, that you were able to overcome anything that threatened to derail you and your mission?

Self-doubt is one of the biggest causes of self-sabotage. Self Doubt stops action, momentum, stops decisions and creates a disconnect with who we really are and who we want to become.

Self Doubt blocks our intuition, our abundance, lowers our vibration and has no purpose other than to keep us safe. And the only action that comes from self-doubt and a sabotaging one.


If I had a dollar for every time I doubted myself or my abilities I would be a billionaire. Actually probably a trillionaire (Is that a thing?) It’s like we have this inbuild radar when we start to step outside our comfort zone and that little voice comes in and asks:

 “Are you sure you can do this? I don’t think you can. I don’t think you know what you’re doing”

That little voice of self-doubt gets louder and louder and can become so deafening that you lose the ability to hear your true inner self. It takes over and before you know it, you’re curled up into a small little ball of nerves with no ability to step into action with confidence. And just when you think you’re at your worst, that little voice whispers – “Told you, you couldn’t do it.”

It’s vicious and if we don’t learn to take our power back and quieten that little voice, we continue to sabotage our own success.

The first step in overcoming self-doubt is to become aware of when it rears it’s ugly head.

What causes it to show up? Is it certain experiences?

When you’re putting yourself out there? Speaking in public? Trying something new? Speaking your truth?

Identify the key moments and then identify it’s weapon of choice.

Is it doubt in your abilities or doubt in yourself? Or both?

Either way, that little inner critic will more than likely have a recorded sequence of questions and statements that reinforce the doubt.

As you uncover this it’s important to write them down.

Once you have them written down you want to question their origin and question their truth.

Is it really true? Is it accurate? The reason most of our negative thoughts can be so hurtful is because at some point in our lives we believed them to be true. We have evidence to back them up from all the experiences we have ever had in our lives and the belief patterns and programming we have from childhood. But this does not mean it has to be believed.

Every belief is just a thought we have thought multiple times.

The only way to stop doubting yourself is to start to believe new thoughts of self belief.

Our lack of belief in ourselves is what is causing the self doubt, so we need to drown out that inner critic and start to say and think positive, confident and empowering thoughts that will eventually replace those old negative thoughts.

I am a confident person.

I have the ability to overcome anything.

I believe in myself and my abilities.

I am a positive thinker.

I always find the positive in everything.

I am a natural action taker.

How many times have you thought these thoughts? You could probably only count how many times on one hand right?

This is because we don’t naturally walk around thinking these thoughts, we naturally fall into the trap of the negative inner critic talk.

What if you believed these words wholeheartedly?

What if you woke up every day excited to overcome any challenge, put yourself out there and know that you can achieve anything you put your mind to?

This is what self belief sounds like.

Belief in yourself and your abilities.

The more you think these thoughts the easier they will be to believe.

Write them out, say them out loud, post them everywhere you can see them, and read them every day.

Empower yourself with positive beliefs and the less time you give to the inner critic’s fear tactics, the less impact it will have.

Drown out that negative inner voice with positivity and lift yourself up with powerful thinking.

Believe in yourself and anything is possible.

One of my favorite affirmation audios is this one: Listen to this every day for 30 days and watch your self belief grow!