4 Practical Steps For Overcoming Doubt
Updated: Feb 2
Last week, I sent out a blog that truly is the foundation of the one I’ve written here. I believe that doubt has its own way of sneaking into our lives- and if we don’t rise and call it what it is, doubt has the ability to consume and overtake us. I really, really hope you spend some time understanding the causes of doubt, noticing where doubt fits in your life, and finding the courage to call it what it is. Now that you’ve (hopefully!) finished addressing doubt this past week, I’m excited to dive in on how to OVERCOME doubt and apply it to your life!
Isn’t it just like “doubt” to leave you in some sort of pain? From personal experience, I have learned that pain demands to be felt. You can address doubt by accepting where you are in the process. Try to tune in, and listen to what your body and mind are trying to tell you. Sometimes in the process, we need other eyes- such s a life coach or counselor- in order to fully address how doubt personally impacts us. Being resilient to doubt means recognizing the pain. You can’t overcome something you don’t accept as reality.
2. Your Tribe.
A key component in building your doubt resilience means having to be vulnerable with your people. I mean, we’re talking hardcore vulnerable here. Most people run away from the risk, but I can promise it’s so worth it. Your tribe CAN handle the mess of what you are going through, will be empathetic, but not let you stay there long. (And if anyone in your inner circle doesn’t want what’s best for you…maybe start rethinking their place in your circle.) Your tribe will take you further, be your strength when you are weak, and love on you through the crazy times. They calm us, bring us clarity, and often offer a different perspective we haven’t seen before. Building doubt resilience means building a circle of people around you.
3. Escaping The Noise.
If you are anything like me, your life is filled with a lot of noise. That noise can be found in people, TV, social media, other blog posts, music, websites, commercials…I mean, where is there NOT noise? This being said, we are in a constant state of comparison with whatever noise is most loud to us. The key to overcoming doubt is to stop listening to the noise. Don’t believe social media when everyone is posting their perfect state of life. Don’t believe a Netflix show that says you aren’t good enough as a woman. This noise fills our thoughts with doubt-centered lies. In order to build doubt resilience, let’s recenter and remove the noise.
4. Get out of your head.
The noise (created above) compels us to withdraw. In turn, we become extremely introspective and begin combatting doubt-centered lies by ourselves. The more you verbalize your doubts and fears, the less of a stronghold they have on you. What are you currently doing to get out of your head? For me, I write, journal, and have long conversations with my tribe of women. This vulnerability helps keep my doubts from becoming a reality. I want to challenge you this next week to do something that will get you out of your head…
EVERYONE is touched by doubt in some way or somehow. No one is exempt from its company. However, with accepting where you are, building a tribe of women, escaping the noise, and getting out of your head- you will find that your doubt resilience grows stronger every day. I know this plan of action will look different for each and every one of you, but I want to encourage you to apply these practical steps.
Have you wrestled with doubt and have come out as the victor? Are you currently wrestling with doubt and don’t know what the outcome looks like for you?
Here at Fortitude Life Coaching, we want to know your story! We believe that every person has a story- and every story has a purpose.
- Toni Thrash