3 Powerful Ways to Eliminate Self-Doubt

3 Powerful Ways to Eliminate Self-Doubt

Whether you’re the President of the United States or someone at her first day of work, self-doubt can sneak up on anyone. When it does, it can make you doubt those fantastic abilities that got you so far already, and throw a wrench in your future success. Even though self-doubt happens to the best of us, the truly successful have found ways to overcome that nagging feeling and continue right on the path to achieve more. Thankfully, many of them have shared how they overcame that self-doubt, and how you can too. Here are some ways to eliminate self-doubt for good: Focus on what you can control Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook and author of the inspirational book Lean In, gave a great commencement speech at Barnard College about how she was able to eliminate self-doubt. The way she overcame self doubt in the male-dominated tech world is simple, yet powerful: “Let the barriers you face–and there will be barriers–be external, not internal. Fortune does favor the bold, and I promise that you will never know what you’re capable of unless you try.” She wisely suggested focusing on what you can control (like your thoughts), and not doubting the external things that are out of your grasp. By doing this, you can avoid getting paralyzed by doubt over things you cannot change. Own your accomplishments TED Speaker, punk musician and renowned author Amanda Palmer wisely said “When you’re an artist, nobody ever tells you or hits you with the magic wand of legitimacy. You have to hit your own head with your own handmade wand.” Artist or not, the cold hard truth is that people often don’t have time...