handling self doubt
*First published via email on Monday, January 21, 2019. Click here to subscribe.
My family's poor doggy (Tommy Tang!) has a swollen eye, so I'm running around trying to get an appointment at the vet opthalmologist for him today. And it's making me think twice about getting a dog for myself when I move out in a few weeks, lol. They asked for $330 at the time of booking the appointment! Holy moly!
Anyway, I'm thinking of you. But I'm going to "cheat" on the email today, and copy and paste some things I had already written last week for today's new podcast episode, "Handling Self Doubt."
Have you ever thought of a dream or a goal that felt so exciting and expansive, but then you immediately thought of all the reasons why it’s impossible and scrapped it or dumbed it down?
Ever since I was 6, I wanted to be a writer or an editor of some sort. I wanted to be surrounded by words. I wanted to help people share their favorite words out into the world. But I was always concerned with making money, and the general idea I got was that making money from words is very difficult.
So I went with science and math, as those were subjects that my parents studied and allowed them to have a very comfortable living. And I ended up shelving the writing/editing dream. I started stories, but never finished them, because I “never had enough time.”
In today's episode, you'll hear more about my own story and a little story I share about a hike I had with my parents in which we talked about "negative” and "positive" thoughts.
It's common to think that self doubt is negative, and we immediately want to feel bad for having such thoughts when we notice them...but I want to share with you that self-doubt is not negative.
In fact, the sooner you can see the positive in self doubt, the sooner it will go away.
Come back here and let me know your thoughts after!
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