10 Things Successful People Do To Avoid Self Doubt

Self doubt‎ comes from different directions but mostly from within. It’s because you owe it to yourself to address the issue so you can be the leader you and your team deserve.Here’s how some successful people overcame their feelings of self-doubt to keep them on track.

Successful people determine what success is to them

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Successful people will establish a clear picture of what a successful outcome is to them. They set the parameters. Hard work and success go hand in hand because life is designed to be tough. One must also have the right attitude or mindset about their goals.

Listen to their Instincts

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They learn from their past experience as reference points without the need to always go through detailed analysis before making every single decision. They take decisions wisely. Learn from your past experiences and then let them go. Fully embrace the present moment, for it is what you do today that determines your tomorrow.

They decide the course of action

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Successful people will quickly assess the long-term impact of any dilemma before taking action. Unless you work hard, it is impossible for one to engage in such things. If anything, many people would rather give up than try. Precisely, hard work is a necessity for an individual to be successful in life.

They don’t let fear get in the way of their purpose


Hearing the voice of your inner critic can mean you’re about to do something brave and important to you. No one gets the luxury of living without fear not even confident people. Learning to shift our focus away from what we stand to lose, and toward what we stand to gain, will completely change our perception of the situation.

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They understand the difference between what’s important and urgent

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They will work on the important first and then only then consider it’s sense of urgency. Sometimes important tasks are also urgent, but typically they’re not. Focusing on important tasks puts you in a responsive mode, which keeps you calm, collected, and inventive.

Successful people know when to leave their ego at the door

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Appreciating that another point of view may help improve their understanding and help their next move.  Leaving behind the ego can be as painful, dangerous and confusing as the butterfly leaving behind its caterpillar self, and perhaps it’s only right that we honor the caterpillar, the spy alter ego that got us safely through to where we are now and try to let go with love and respect for our past selves.

They take time to plan

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Being clear about what is to be achieved, they’ll consider ways forward and plot a framework for achievement. This will allow your mind to be free to focus on the planned work, instead of worrying on the amount of things queued on your head.

They will analyse and understand the risks

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Risk-taking is the act of sacrificing your personal emotions, energy, time and/or money to help you improve your circumstances, or to simply take advantage of opportunities that life presents you with. Appreciating the worst case scenario is a great confidence booster when proceeding.

They’re kind to themselves

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When things don’t work out, they consider what can be learned from the experience. It can be tough to learn from experience. Experience may frighten us, weaken us or make us self-doubt, but it may also make us stronger. What all experiences have in common is that they shape who we are.

Raise Your Self-Awareness

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Self-awareness is one of the most powerful point. It is developed through practices in focusing your attention on the details of your personality and behavior. Make use of it by understanding the root causes of your self doubt‎.

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Article by Born Realist