Dawn Celeste LLC
DSCN1905.JPG

Thinking

Read the newest content from Dawn's Intersections blog. 

Antidotes for doubt.

Do you ever wonder if you have what it takes? Have you been in the middle of something and started to doubt yourself? I have. And at those times a simple formula works for me. It's two words: effort and attitude. I check in with myself to see how I'm feeling in both areas. Am I giving it my all looking to all potential sources of inspiration, learning, or asking for help? Am I curious and caring and not simply “getting it done"? When self-doubt creeps in, usually one of these two things (attitude or effort) is off center. Recognizing it is key. Then I pause, step back, and adjust.

Doubt: a feeling of uncertainty or lack of conviction. Is there a connection between the feeling of uncertainty and lack of conviction? I’d update the definition and replace “or” with “which sometimes leads to”. The Dawn Celeste LLC definition reads: a feeling of uncertainty which sometimes leads to a lack of conviction.

The article titled The virtues of doubting yourself by Ozan Varol shares an interesting perspective of doubt and its role in breakthrough thinking. It’s well worth 3 minutes.  Doubt in and of itself isn’t negative. But doubt in such high doses that it paralyzes your mind, body, and spirit? That’s nasty. Varol mentions that doubt can be a positive and I agree. Doubt fuels me to try harder and stretch beyond where I've been before. 

The final statement in the article will wrap up this post:

“The next time you start to feel doubt creeping in, resist the tendency to reject it. Embrace it. In a world filled with know-it-alls, you’ll stand out, and in a good way.” - Ozan Varol

What antidotes do you turn to in times of doubt? I look forward to hearing from you.