By Bronwyn Ison

It is without a doubt we contradict or thoughts.  Doubt is transfixed between two contradictory propositions. We should learn to juxtapose the contradictions.  Doubt is a lack of certainty, trust, and leaves you feeling indecisive.  At some point when you arrive a decision you may doubt whether it was the correct choice.

Can you imagine a life without doubt?  Wouldn’t this be revolutionary?  It is truly about overcoming and possessing a deaf ear to the little voices we hear in our heads.  Have you often wondered if other people hear the negative voices too?  Guess what?  Yes, everyone is afflicted with these voices.  You have a choice to listen or rebuke the negativity.  When you commence living by and doing what you are told by the pesky voices you’ve immediately placed yourself in bondage.  I would consider this setting yourself up for failure.

Conquering self-doubt is not a simple task.  You must make an agreement with self that you can do anything you put your mind to.  Any feelings of uncertainty need to be expunged or you will not be able to move forward in your endeavors.  When we doubt ourselves it can be the number one obstacle in living your life with purpose.

When we look at some of the most successful people in the World, at one time or another they doubted their abilities.  However, at the end of the day they would not be where they are in life had they continued on the destructive path of self-doubt.  Plus, doubting yourself and hanging in limbo isn’t comfortable and can lead to anxiety and depression.

How do you know you doubt yourself?  You may use phrases such as, “I’m not sure I can do that.”  Or, “That task seems too hard and I’ll probably fail anyway.”  It is a good idea to ponder where these thoughts are originating and why?  If you have never attempted the task previously… how do you know whether or not you can accomplish your goal?  You thought it, why not achieve it?

Living fear based will get you each time.  If you fear you cannot, you will not. Write down your dreams, goals, and aspirations.  Make a timeline as to when and where you would like to be in 3, 6, 9, and 12 months.  From this point forward compose a vision board and project where you see yourself in years to come.  If all of this sounds overwhelming you should start with baby steps.

Be honest and recognize your self-doubt.  Analyze why you self-doubt?  What is it that triggers you?  Do you see a pattern?  Design your plan.  Be realistic that there will be bumps along the way.  Take action.  Inaction hasn’t worked so try something.

You’re on your way to greater confidence and less self-doubt.  It’s time to begin anew.

Bronwyn Ison is the owner of Evolve Yoga. 760.564.YOGA