Hypnosis for confidence
Stop that self doubt!
Nothing can derail good intentions worse than a big ugly dose of self doubt. We start with all the best thoughts and steely determination to achieve the goals we set in our minds. We gather everything we need, all the supplies, the materials, and the place, time, and energy. And then…bang! Like a bolt of lightning, self doubt descends and makes us think, “Why am I even doing this? Why did I waste the time and money to try? I can’t do this. It’s beyond me. I’m not good enough.”
Self doubt is as human an emotion as love, despair, and happiness. Even the most famous and creative people in history such as writer William Shakespeare, artist Vincent Van Gogh, singer and performer Tennessee Ernie Williams, actress Sandra Bullock, horror author Stephen King, and race car great Tony Stewart admit to suffering from the pangs and plague of self doubt at times.
You may be thinking, “If even those great names doubt themselves, why should I even try to do all I want to do? I’m not nearly at their level!” Why should you keep trying? Because all the above names had one of the most simple and the most complicated thing in human history: persistence. The names above didn’t start great. They worked hard, paid their dues, so to speak, and persisted in what each wanted. Despite the often crippling self doubt.
If you are struggling with self doubt, here are a few things to help you banish that monster once and for all and achieve your goals.
Step One: Recognize What is Causing Your Self Doubt
“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” ― William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure
As the great bard above states, we often fail to achieve what we want simply because we doubt. And because we doubt, we don’t even try. Finding out exactly why you have this doubt is the biggest step toward conquering it.
Are you so ‘used’ to not getting what you want you don’t even begin to try? Or do you automatically become a ‘doubting Thomas’ when an idea pops into your mind? Are you surrounded with fellow nay sayers who never believe in you or your ideas?
If any of these are the case, try a bit of distance between you and those who always say “no” or don’t wish to try. Sometimes a bit of space can make all the difference. And that includes your own doubting Thomas voice!
Self mediation and hypnosis can assist with silencing the voice of doubt once and for all. Once you learn to ignore or not even hear these negative sounds and words, you will find yourselves eager and determined to achieve once again. Which leads to persistence, which leads to success.
“Don’t let others tell you what you can’t do. Don’t let the limitations of others limit your vision. If you can remove your self-doubt and believe in yourself, you can achieve what you never thought possible.” ― Roy T. Bennett, author of The Light in the Heart
Step Two: Just Do It!
“If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, and then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” ― Vincent van Gogh
One of the hardest things to do is simply to begin. How many times have you put off beginning your dream because you didn’t want to get started? Maybe you stared at the blank paper or canvas for hours on end without adding anything. Or scrolled through Face Book or Twitter rather than start on something new, even though you wanted with all your heart to start and especially finish.
Writers and authors can tell you the key to writing a novel is simple, ‘butt in chair, hands typing words on screen’. Put another way, every single journey starts with a single footstep. You can’t finish if you don’t start!
As the famous painter above states, when a voice tells you no… do it regardless and that voice will shut up. The best satisfaction in the world can be making those nay sayers eat their own words. So just get doing what you want to do!
“I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I’m like, ‘My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don’t have it. I just want to chill.’ We all have self-doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it.” – Kobe Bryant
Step Three: Start Small to Finish Big
“I had some ambition. I meant everything to be different with me. I thought I had more strength and mastery. But the most terrible obstacles are such as nobody can see except oneself.” ― George Eliot, Middlemarch
When you make a plan to achieve your goals, make the steps small and measurable. No one wants to feel overwhelmed right at the very beginning (yet we all do sometimes, don’t we?). If you start small, you will tend to get more done, in a shorter period.
This can also help you banish giving in to and thoughts of the self doubt monster. The closer you get to your goal, the more confidence you will gain. Nothing gets rid of self doubt faster than actual success.
“You don’t have to do everything by the time you’re 30. Or 40. All you need is a work ethic. It’s what allows you to push through moments of disappointment and self-doubt and fear.” – Candace Bushnell
And Finally: Imagine Life Much Bigger than You Ever Thought
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” ~Anaïs Nin
The wide world, as the fictional Forest Gump would say, is a big place. It costs you nothing to dream. And if you are going to dream, why not dream as big as the wide world?
Then see Life as a huge, blank empty canvas just waiting for you to place your mark upon it. Ignore all else but leaving your own unique brand on the universe. It doesn’t have to be big. A tapestry is made of small threads. You are a wonderful, special person. No one else can give what you can.
Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered — either by themselves or by others.
Hypnosis mp3s can help improve your confidence and defeat self doubts. You can find hypnosis downloads that are affordable, with a broad variety of sessions to help you create your best version of you, at www.HypnosisFirst.com.