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Overcoming Doubt

In the fast-paced world we live in, it's common to feel the weight of expectations bearing down on us. The nagging question, "Am I doing enough?" can haunt even the most accomplished individuals. This feeling stems from various root causes, let's explore some of them.

 

Comparison Culture


Social media and constant exposure to others' achievements can fuel self-doubt by creating unrealistic standards of success. Remember, you are exactly where you're meant to be. Everything you do in your life big or small has purpose.

 

Perfectionism


Striving for perfection can lead to a never-ending cycle of self-criticism and dissatisfaction with one's efforts.

 

Lack of Clarity


Unclear goals or priorities can leave you feeling adrift and unsure if your actions align with your objectives which can lead to decision paralysis, anxiety and overthinking.

 

Fear of Failure


The fear of falling short or not meeting expectations can stunt progress and breed self-doubt. Spirit always reminds me that failure is all about perspective. There have been many times in my life that I was afraid to do something, did it anyway and it didn't quite go the way I envisioned it. It doesn't mean I failed. I learned a lot and life is all about growth. If we delete the word "failure" from our vocabulary, what would you be willing to try?

 

So, how can we avoid these traps?

 

Set Clear Goals


Define specific, achievable goals that align with your values and priorities. Write them down so you can easily track your progress and celebrate yourself as you complete them.

 

Practice Self-Compassion


Be kind to yourself and acknowledge your efforts, regardless of the outcomes. Embrace "mistakes" as learning opportunities rather than failures.

  

Embrace Imperfection


Shift your mindset from perfection to progress. Understand that growth comes from taking imperfect action rather than waiting for flawless conditions.

 

Establish Boundaries


Learn to say "no" to activities or commitments that drain your energy or distract you from your goals. Prioritize tasks that align with your objectives.

 

Seek Support


Surround yourself with a supportive network of friends, family, or mentors who can offer guidance, encouragement, and perspective. I find card readings are always helpful when I'm feeling doubtful!

 

Trust in your abilities and remember to enjoy the journey.

 

Sending you lots of love, 



 

Ashley

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