On the face of it, trusting ourselves despite our doubts could be a risky venture. Are we right? Are we merely telling ourselves we are right although we are wrong?
The reality may be found somewhere in the middle, even if from time to time we will be both right and wrong.
Nevertheless, trusting ourselves despite our doubts indicates a certain level of self-confidence. Possibly it was born from knowing ourselves and how our intuition usually is an excellent guide for our actions.
Doubts come and go. Listening to each one of them would most likely impede us from ever doing anything. Knowing this adds weight to the argument for trusting ourselves despite our doubts.
A rational assessment of the chances of our doubts turning out to be well-founded is also an option.
But again, it is ‘normal’ to feel a certain level of hesitation or doubt before moving forward with an undertaking. Trusting ourselves despite our doubts puts such feelings into perspective, in addition to showing faith in our preparation and abilities.
And as we ponder the idea of trusting ourselves despite our doubts, let’s not forget our ingrained desire to give our best no matter what, no?
Brian Groves DipM FCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.
As an Adjunct Professor at the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, Brian teaches the International graduate course Personal marketing: performance skills at work.
In past semesters, he additionally taught the International graduate course Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and the Interfaculty postgraduate course Training through drama and coaching for work.
Through coaching, training and writing, Brian works mainly with motivated young and mid-life professionals who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.
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