When in Doubt

“Oh God, I can’t do that!”

“That’s impossible!”

“I’m not good enough…”


Everyone has is, but not everyone gives it power.

What do you do when you’re face to face with self-doubt?

You’re enjoying your usual routine, everything is fine, and suddenly a task or situation genuinely challenges you. Pushed out of your comfort zone, doubting thoughts arise:

“I can’t do that!”

“Oh God, this seems impossible!”

“I really don’t think I can do it!”

“Again!! Why me?”

If you can relate to any of the above statements and want to break free from them, then this article is for you.

I’ve created a nifty 6-Step Formula that helps you move from ‘I can’t!’ to ‘I can!’ in a matter of minutes.

Personally, I’ve witnessed the success of these 6-steps with hundreds of my mentees, entrepreneurs, and middle-aged people looking to break through and achieve something significant in their lives. I’ve seen clients lives dramatically changed, as they challenge and conquer these negative believe structures.

Yours can too!

Here goes.

Each of these steps needs to be worked through in full prior to moving onto the next step.

Step 1. Self-Doubt.

In this initial step it is important to understand what your self-doubt is, and where it is coming from. Work through and understand,

a. Where does it come from?

b. Why do I have this doubt?

c. Where in my past have I let myself down, causing me to have this self-doubt?

Step 2. Belief.

Beliefs are based and strengthened by your history. If you have previously acted upon self-doubt, a belief structure will have established.

You may have a self-doubt that you are no good at climbing trees.

Your friends are climbing a tree, from within the trees branches they call down for you to join them.

You don’t. You can’t.


You don’t believe you can.

When you were little, learning to climb trees, your brother encouraged you to climb a really high tree. You didn’t think you could, but didn’t want to disappoint him. You tried, and fell, breaking your arm.

Beliefs are either created through experience or environment.

In the above scenario, the belief of the persons incompetency of tree climbing came from them falling from a tree at a young age. They didn’t think they doubted they could climb the big tree, and then they fell, providing evidence for the belief.=

Your brain will always back you up depending on the initial thought or in this case self-doubt you give it.

Step 3. Desire.

Desire keeps you going.

Have you ever had a burning desire for something, or perhaps someone? Have you felt the burn in the pit of your stomach? The yearning within?

Desire is essential to achieving your outcome, it must outweigh doubt.

Step 4. Social Proof.


This step is where you gain perspective by observing others peoples success. You realise, in some way, shape or form, what you want can be achieved - it already has been achieved! There world is merely waiting for your unique take!

Step 5. Understanding.

Once you know where the self-doubt comes from, what your negative and limiting beliefs are, and finally what you desire can be achieved for you have social-proof - you will have travelled miles!

This understanding reiterates what you want can be achieved - it is totally do-able. You, up until this point, just believed it couldn’t for some silly reason.

Step 6. Confidence & Take Action.

Okay, recap here.

You have addressed where your negative thoughts come from, what your limiting beliefs are, you now have a higher level of understanding and a desire to make it happen.

Now, nothing mentally is holding you back.

You are confident, you are able and finally you are ready to take action!

Anytime a negative thought enters your mind, or a nagging thought that tells you can’t do it, follow the steps above. Work through it until you feel confident to take action.

These steps work, provided you put in the work, step by step.

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