You’re taking a step forward and suddenly you feel an irresistible urge to hit the brakes and run.
Doubt always comes up when I’m about to do something new.
It comes up when I’m out of my comfort zone, especially if it’s something that I really want to do.
Has this ever happened to you?
It took me quite some time to begin writing this blog and making videos.
I’d think about it but would always find something more “productive” to do.
Truth is, I was afraid of putting myself out there.
Do you recognize what doubt looks like?
It might show up in thoughts like:
“What if I fail? What will people think of me? Do I really have all the skills and talent required? Am I enough?”
A small kernel of doubt has the power to shatter dreams and push any excitement felt to the backseat.
Doubting yourself can create friction, leading to hesitation and procrastination.
“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”
Here’s some clarity on how to overcome doubt. It can be as simple as changing your perspective.
Intention-Setting to Overcome Doubt
Articulating a clear intention and purpose gives you the power to rise above doubt.
Like a bird taking its first leap from the nest, you can become motivated by the prospect of flying instead of scared by the possibility of falling.
Yet, how many times have you set an intention, only to abandon it when you faced an obstacle?
Set intentions according to a higher plan
Let’s say your intention might have been to open up your own business. If your intention is only to make money, then it won’t take too long until an obstacle becomes too big.
However, let’s say that your intention is to make a difference in the lives of others through your product or service.
Your purpose suddenly becomes meaningful as your WHY becomes bigger.
When you align your intentions to that of love and service, it automatically becomes much bigger than you.
You begin to align your intentions to that of Higher Will and somehow, this carries you through.
Let your actions become the end in itself
Once you’ve set your intentions, detach from the outcome.
Let yourself fully immerse in what you’re doing. This means being so present in what you’re doing right now, and letting it be about the process rather than the outcome.
Being fully present in the process lets the action become the end in itself, leaving no more room for any doubt about the past, future or any other anxieties.
“Those who flow as life flows know they need no other force.”Lao Tzu