Conquering my Inner Doubts

I wish I could say that I was a confident person. I wish I could say that I walked into a room with my head held high, smile on my face and just radiated confidence wherever I went.

The truth is…I’m no where near that person. I never have been.

In reality, I’m a very self-conscious person. I am quick to find my flaws, worry more than I should about what others think and embarrass fairly easily. It’s this type of thinking that’s kept me from attempting so many of the things in life I wish I could do. That’s not to say that I haven’t done anything in life, because I have accomplished some pretty awesome things, but it’s definitely held me back from doing more and starting toward things sooner.

More than anything, I don’t like doing things by myself. At least not at first. I like to have someone there to hold my hand and take some of the attention off of me (even if there is no one paying any mind to me what-so-ever). It’s almost comical how quickly I revert to a scared little girl when faced with something new and intimidating to me.

I know without any doubt that I’m not the only one who has an inner scardy-cat trying to undo any feelings of confidence and self-worth out there so my question to you: how do you conquer those doubts when they creep up in your mind? Is this something you still struggle with or have you found a solution to bring out your inner confidence for all to see?

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Stephanie

Stephanie is a mom 3, avid runner of countless miles with or without her kids in tow. Vegetarian, Christ-follower and all around reeker of awesomeness, Stephanie plans to run her marathon and triathlon in the near future.

3 Responses to Conquering my Inner Doubts

  1. Great post! We all talk ourselves out of things due to fear. When self doubt or fear creeps up on me I try to remember that others are just as worried, scared, uneasy as I am. When I work to see that others feel just like me it makes me braver.

    I also try to face something that scares me as quickly as possible. I haven’t perfected this art, but when I am able to face my fears quickly they generally melt away.

    Good luck and I think you’re brave just for posting this!

  2. Hmmmm – interesting timing because I’m becoming aware how my my mind is a barrier for so much…. especially the physical stuff.
    Sigh….

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