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Self-doubt and Depression are the real killers. The other are just pawns.
I have learned to be kinder to myself, to imagine that I am my own best friend, whispering comforting words in my ear and drowning out the voices of Self-Doubt and Self-Criticism. I have learned to acknowledge and appreciate the 98% that I have achieved instead of the 2% that I didn’t.
Marketers everywhere subtly reinforce your concerns and doubts – why do you fall for it?
The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize." [Modernism's Patriarch (Time Magazine, June 10, 1996)]
Većinu onoga što znam o pisanju naučio sam zahvaljujući svakodnevnom trčanju. To su sasvim praktične, tjelesne lekcije. Dokle mogu forsirati samog sebe? Koliko odmora mi je potrebno, a koliko pretjerano? Koliko daleko mogu otići, a još uvijek biti pun samopouzdanja i dosljednosti? Kada sve postaje prenapregnuto i odveć opterećujuće? Do koje mjere trebam biti svjestan vanjskog svijeta i do koje se točke trebam koncentrirati na svoj unutarnji sklad? Do koje mjere se smijem pouzdati u svoje sposobnosti i kada trebam početi sumnjati u samog sebe?
He intrigued her. Powerful men, in her experience, were usually not so full of doubt. Kuni was consumed by the desire to do good for others, but uncertain what "good" might be and whether he was the right man for the job. Kuni was the sort of man, Risana realized, who, rather than deceive himself, was so full of self-doubt that he could not longer see himself
I am desperately seeking love, but also desperately avoiding it
Lailah Gifty Akita
May you find grace to overcome self-doubt.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Why is hard to believe than to doubt?
Moje myślenie wiecznie niegotowe na to, co ma mysleć, moje opowiadanie wiecznie niegotowe na to, co ma opowiadać, nie jestem gotowy na tę opowieść. Ten ciągły lęk przed rozstrzygnięciem, przed działaniem, przed życiem sprawia, że żyjąc, udaję życie, żyję obok siebie, wyobrażając sobie tylko jak kiedyś, w przyszłości, będę żył życiem prawdziwym, będę opowiadał zgrabnie skrojone historie, będę znajdował właściwe słowa i tonacje. I tak od lat śledzę siebie samego z ubocza, z ukrycia, widząc, że ten prawdziwy ja, ja, którym chciałbym być, jest zawsze o kilka kroków przede mną. Widzę go znikającego za kolejnym zakrętem, kiedy sam dopadam tego zakrętu, spostrzegam go zanurzającego się w czeluść jakiejś bramy, potem zamykającego za soba drzwi. A ja stoję z zadyszką na schodach, zmęczony pogonią, z zadyszką od tego ciągłego pośpiechu, stoję tak, oddychając ciężko i znów zostaję w tyle, z zadyszką. Ja nie jestem, mnie nie ma, ja dopiero będę.
Technology has solved old economic problems by giving us new psychological problems. The internet has not just open-sourced information, it has also open-sourced insecurity, self-doubt, and shame.
Powerlessness is such a lure, such a poisonous lure.
Self-doubt inflicts the deepest wounds.
I have challenged fate to chess and am now attempting to keep all my confidence from puddling in my boots. What if I’m the only one betting on myself because everyone but me can see I am not suited to play at all?
... And I wondered if we had disappointed God so much, that he wrote us off as pets, just alive to entertain.
If there is something you think you can do well, perfect the action.
I have this thing where if someone likes me, I feel like I tricked them into it. Like I can't trust it. I'll fuck it up somehow, like with Hudson.
When one falls his shadow always embraces him, and his empty place is already someone else's. Kushal Poddar, Poet
The first night in the hospital with a snuffling baby girl, I learned that my family was not the only thing that had expanded. There was now a whole new world of opportunities for judgment and self-doubt.
Writing fiction, especially a long work of fiction can be difficult, lonely job; it’s like crossing the Atlantic Ocean in a bathtub. There’s plenty of opportunity for self-doubt.
To Cassidy, the panopticon wasn't a metaphor. It was the greatest failing on everything she was, a prison she had built for herself out of an inability to appear anything less than perfect. And so she ghosted on, in relentless pursuit of escape, not from society, but from herself. She would always be confined by what everyone expected of her because she was too afraid and too unwilling to correct our imperfect imaginings.
You may experience waves of disbelief after each memory you retrieve. Whether as a phase or waves, the disbelief is usually accompanied by massive self-hate and guilt. ‘How can I even think such a thing? I must really be warped,’ you tell yourself.
One concrete way in which we all landscape our sanity is by having our experience of reality confirmed by others. When our experience of reality is disconfirmed by others, our confidence in our own sanity can be undermined. (page 125, Chapter 9, Graeme Galton)
Don't stop yourself from greatness before you've begun from fear or from self-doubt. You were put here on this planet to do great things, to pioneer change by way of your own personal uniqueness, and to express yourself and share your happiness with others.
Let 'action' replace your negative self-chatter and self-doubt. What is the first action step to move you forward?
Try not to be the hater. Try not to be the person who tears down someone else's work. The world needs more people who contribute their gifts and share their work and ideas. Working up the courage to do that can be tough. Support those who display that courage and vulnerability. Even if you don't enjoy their work, at least appreciate the fact that they did something. It's easy to be passive and complain. It's much harder to step into the creative arena and bring into existence something from nothing. And nobody needs permission to create. There aren't any prerequisites to contribute to the world around you. You just need to choose to build something and follow it through, and get out of your own way (limiting beliefs / self doubt / excuses). Too many people die with great ideas inside them. Let them out! It's all fleeting castles made of sand anyways. What do you have to lose? If you do find yourself on the receiving end of negativity, the choice is still yours to not react in anger, to accept that opinion as 1 out of 7+ billion and keep being true to yourself, as that is truly all that matters. You can either be judged because you created something or ignored because you left your greatness inside of you. Your call.
Que sais je? [What do I know?]
Probe deeply enough, under the slickest façade of confidence, and you tapped a vein of self-doubt or a hidden fear. Irrational fears and baseless doubts, many of them, but that was precisely why constant reassurance was necessary to the human animal.
The mind creates all this self-hate and self-doubt which only action can cure.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Ignore self –doubt and inner conflict. Dwell on positive thoughts.
When you're playing at something and having fun, you don't stop to ask yourself why.
He recalls a lot of family worry about what he was going to do, and while he still sent in the occasional sketch to radio shows, he acknowledges that his confidence was extremely low. Despite his subsequent success and wealth, this propensity for a lack of confidence has continued. “I have terrible periods of lack of confidence,” he explains. “I just don’t believe I can do it and no evidence to the contrary will sway me from that view. I briefly did therapy, but after a while I realised it is just like a farmer complaining about the weather. You can’t fix the weather—you just have to get on with it.” So has that approach helped him? “Not necessarily,” he shrugs.
I could keep going forever, listing all my flaws in order from the most innocuous to the least. I am afraid of spiders... I fall in love too easily... I have fierce spells of self-doubt.
Yolanda Gampel utilizes an expanded concept of the "uncanny" to outline the results of violence: Those who experience such traumas are faced with an unbelievable and unreal reality that is incompatible with anything they knew previously. As a result, they can no longer fully believe what they see with their own eyes; they have difficulty distinguishing between the unreal reality they have survived and the fears that spring from their own imagination.
I loved Monty Python for the wordplay--this sense that you didn’t have to squash your intelligence to be funny. In fact, you could walk right into your intelligence and nerdiness and self-doubt, and that could be funny.
There are ways to do things, ways to act with people, and I do not understand them. I cannot understand what people mean when they talk. I do not do things right. I do not feel things right. I do not see things right. I am not...I'm not made of the same thing as everyone else.' The baker took in a deep breath. 'I think if you'll look around, my boy,' he said gently, 'you'll find that no one is quite right. But we all do the best we can.
I am the one constant obstacle to my own momentum.
Rainer Maria Rilke
And your doubts can become a good quality if you school them. They must grow to be knowledgeable, they must learn to be critical. As soon as they begin to spoil something for you ask them why a thing is ugly, demand hard evidence, test them, and you will perhaps find them at a loss and short of an answer, or perhaps mutinous. But do not give in, request arguments, and act with this kind of attentiveness and consistency every single time, and the day will come when instead of being demolishers they will be among your best workers--perhaps the canniest of all those at work on the building of your life.
If you doubt, you fall, you fail, you die. Do not doubt.
You don’t need to doubt yourself – plenty of people will do that for free!
I spent most of my life believing l was crazy because all the crazy things I experienced in childhood were treated as nonexistent or normal. This belief colored every decision made, from something so basic as what to wear today, to the more esoteric boundaries of whether I should kill myself. I understood very well that killing myself under the wrong circumstances would establish my insanity forever. So I analyzed every word, every gesture, before committing myself. (Which probably accounts for why I am alive today.)
When you mark where your self-doubt is, then you can begin to conquer it.
We don't have time for such uncertainty because it reliably breeds indecision, and indecision is one of the mothers of failure.
By spotlighting your fears, you can conquer and move past them. Address each fear head on, for new found focus and clarity.
Carla H Krueger
Bea stared at the pencils as if they were enemies.
Conviction is having the mindset to never doubt your self-understanding
The mind creates all this dissatisfaction and self-doubt which only action can cure.
It was one thing to believe in yourself, but quite another to bet.
I feel ugly” I said and you looked at me as if I spoke a different language. There are things you will never understand and if there were words to describe the rapture that takes place in my head from time to time I would put my hand in front of your eyes to protect you from all the ugliness in the world. I kept my eyes on the streetlights outside the window and you kissed every inch of my body as if you could kiss the pain away.
I couldn’t trust my own emotions. Which emotional reactions were justified, if any? And which ones were tainted by the mental illness of BPD? I found myself fiercely guarding and limiting my emotional reactions, chastising myself for possible distortions and motivations. People who had known me years ago would barely recognize me now. I had become quiet and withdrawn in social settings, no longer the life of the party. After all, how could I know if my boisterous humor were spontaneous or just a borderline desire to be the center of attention? I could no longer trust any of my heart felt beliefs and opinions on politics, religion, or life. The debate queen had withered. I found myself looking at every single side of an issue unable to come to any conclusions for fear they might be tainted. My lifelong ability to be assertive had turned into a constant state of passivity.