Doubt and guilt eat away at us like a cancer. Of course, sometimes doubt can lead to discovery, but too much paralyzes us. Guilt has no redeeming qualities. Both disrupt our peace of mind and bring unnecessary fear, anxiety, and downward emotional spiraling. Reducing self-doubt and guilt are trainable. And you don’t need to be a genius. But you do need commitment, a strong desire to rid yourself of self-doubt and guilt. If your commitment to change is weak, reflect again and again on the shortcomings of self-doubt and guilt, how they make us feel miserable. They are old habits often imposed on us by family from a young age. Be on the lookout for them and when they arise begin the new habit of letting them go. It will take practice, but practice makes perfect.
Practice mindfulness to notice when self-doubt and guilt arises
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