Self-doubt creeps in on everyone, often when we least expect it.
We're cranking right along, and then BAM! — that little devil side of your brain starts to flare up and says: Hey, you! Yeah, you! You can't do that. You're not good enough. You don't have the time. It costs too much. The kids won't approve. Your partner will go bonkers…
Yup, you know the routine — been there, done that hundreds of times, right?
So, how do you combat those feelings?
For me, it's reading and listening to wise people. Over the years, I've read thousands of books (in just about every genre) and hundreds of books on self-improvement.
Sadly, I find most of the self-help literature to be not all that good or wise, frankly. Many so-called gurus offer vanilla and generic checklists and activities to help you learn a certain coping skill, whether it's to stop doubting yourself or any of the other 3,000 things that could possibly be wrong with you. I often feel that some of the writers force themselves to fill pages and pages with rather meaningless worksheets and other administrivia.