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How To Overcome Doubt

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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
You then start to come into this state of flow – a state of being intensely present and highly effective in what you’re doing.

Let the big picture pull you

How To Overcome Doubt: All doubt becomes insignificant when the intention of life becomes love.

Can you imagine what that big picture is for you?

Try putting it on paper. Think about all the ways you could help others, or how your purpose could positively affect the world.

Once you do so, there’s no going back. You’ll set it in motion and become irreversibly pushed to go with it.

Having a big picture makes each action less about work and more about service to a greater whole.
I like to imagine the big picture and get really excited about it. Somehow, this makes each action towards that worth it.
It then becomes easy to make good decisions along the way as I cultivate tapping into my intuition at each point along the journey.
What does your big picture look like?

Trust in the Divine Plan

It does take absolute trust to believe that your intentions will work out in the way that is in the highest and best.
Trusting that everything will work out in the way that it should. There is a certain surrender that comes with trusting in the Divine plan and its timing.
It takes some courage to trust in this timing because this means trusting in yourself and in a plan that is much greater than you.
Let this surrender pull you forward – and your actions will begin to flow from love itself.

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