Doubt - 1. fear, 2. to be in doubt about, 3a. to lack confidence in, b. to consider unlikely.

We all have doubts. It's a natural part of life. But it's how we deal with doubt that sets us apart.

Seeds of doubt have always plagued my mind. I'm not smart enough, not pretty enough, not talented enough, just plain not good enough. Sometimes these feelings overwhelm me (mostly when I haven't slept) and I don't know what I'm doing or how I ever got here.

It is in these times that I typically disconnect myself, draw back into my shell and try to hide this from the world. The problem with this is that it makes these feelings only stronger and more powerful. So what do you do then to overcome these feelings of doubt.

Hope - 1. to cherish a desire with anticipation, 2. trust.
Trust - 1 assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something, 2. dependence on something future or contingent: hope
Faith - fidelity to one's promises

These three things will push through those doubts. Believe in yourself, hope that tomorrow will bring less doubts, trust that it will, and have faith that everything will work out in the end. 

I have had my fair share of doubts (some tonight leading to this post). I will continue to have doubts for the rest of my life. The key is to squash these doubts and believe in myself and my dreams. 

“Doubt yourself and you doubt everything you see. Judge yourself and you see judges everywhere. But if you listen to the sound of your own voice, you can rise above doubt and judgment. And you can see forever.” - Nancy Lopez


Amber Rae April 6, 2009 at 1:18 AM  

Couldn't have said it better myself.

Glad you came to terms with all of this. I know first hand that it clouds our judgment once in a while.

Trust is a huge commitment...which is why a lot of people don't trust people merely because of the fact that they don't trust themselves. Believe in themselves. Know themselves.

You're gonna be okay ;)


Neera April 6, 2009 at 10:46 AM  

We are our own worst critics. I can't think of anything better to say so I'm quoting Dr. Seuss:

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind".

You're going to do great things and you'll be just fine :-).

amo (amanda) April 6, 2009 at 3:18 PM  

what a great post! Doubt is seriously something that takes a lot of faith and a lot of time to get conquer. I'm glad you're on your way there! :D

Kaitlan.Olivia April 10, 2009 at 1:29 PM  

Wonderful post Kim! I could not have said it better We all have doubts, but its how we over come them, that truly make who we are. Im glad that you are finding your way :).


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