Learning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers. ~Mignon McLaughlin
Self-doubt is a nasty old thing. Sometimes it drops me in a pitiful heap in my comfy armchair. Sometimes it just follows me around, like that monster in “Lost” that you rarely saw (at least in Season 1). Sometimes self-doubt holds me up and gives me a good, old-fashioned carpet-beating.
I’ve begun to realize something about self-doubt though – it cannot exist in a vacuum. It thrives when I’m comparing myself to others, their accomplishments or characteristics. But when I stop comparing myself, self-doubt starves for lack of nourishment.
Don’t listen to the voices shouting your limitations and comparing you to others. Keep moving forward – your powers are on the other side.
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I’m guest posting for Brenda Boitson (aka Crazywidow) – it’s the story of my mad mini-van driving skills and how my family nearly got stranded in the snow last week. You can read it HERE.
4 Replies to “You Have Special Powers”
Fell out of bed feeling down. This has brnhiteged my day!
Thanks for posting this. I’m so bad about this very thing. I doubt my writing to death sometimes. You are right we need to stop comparing ourselves to others. Thank you for the post.
Hm, I never thought of it this way, the correlation between self-doubt and comparison. Good thoughts.
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