Am I’m sitting here, currently laying on the ground trying to think of new ideas for this blog, I was having the hardest time trying to get ideas to stick.
I would think of something useful or relevant, then instantly the insecurity in my head would tell myself that I’m not experienced enough for that, who would listen to that, or that it was a dumb idea. The self doubt just would not stop screaming louder than everything else in my head.
We all get like that, that moment of weakness when we’re so worried about failing or embarrassing ourselves that we don’t even try. We let our fears outweigh our goals or dreams and shut down any hope of them coming to a reality. It’s awful, it’s terrible, yet it happens all the time. Sometimes we just need to fake it until we make it, because it’s a waste of time.
Ways to Beat Your Insecurity
Think of the Things You’re Good At
Every time you have a negative thought about who you are or what you’re capable of, combat it by giving yourself a compliment. Take a moment to reflect on something you’re really good at, or something you love about yourself. Outweigh the negative with a positive.
Sometimes we just honestly don’t have enough hours in the day to worry about things that most likely aren’t going to happen or aren’t true. I think this is a realization that comes with age, but you’ll come to a point where you say screw it I need to move on. Then you’ll be able to finally move on.
How do you Eat an Elephant?
One bite at a time. Slowly break away the self-doubt by proving yourself wrong, little bit by little bit. Separate your worries into manageable items, then tackle them head on, one by one. You’ll build up self confidence and soon end up taking down any fears with no trouble at all.
What’s the Worst that Can Happen?
Seriously consider what’s the worst that can happen. How badly will you fail? Once you come to terms with the worst thing that can happen, you’ll realize that it’s not a scary crazy monster in the corner. No one is going to point and laugh, your life won’t be over, it will usually all be okay. If I fail at this blog, the worst that will happen is I will have put my time and energy into something no one cares about. I think that the consequences definitely do not outweigh the benefits of helping others, having a chance to write, and sharing my experiences. I guess I’ll just keep writing then.