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How to Maintain Courage in the Moments of Self~Doubt

Do you ever find yourself in a particular time experiencing one of those Moments of Self ~ Doubt? Do you know how to Maintain Courage in those moments? Well, Do you ask yourself any of these questions:

What am I doing HERE?

Who do I think I am that I can do THIS?

What am I supposed to do NOW?

What did I get myself into AGAIN?


No Doubt you have! These moments of Self-Doubt are triggered by so much: memory of a past failed attempt, low self-esteem, disbelief in your ability and the list goes on and on and on….. So, if we are going to get them, why not learn how to DEAL with them?

To overcome those moments, it will take courage. And, that courage comes from within. It’s what is required of you to step beyond your comfort zone. Tapping into your core wisdom quickly and easily will help bring that courage right up to the surface.

In a moment of self-doubt, to maintain that needed courage to step forward, ask yourself this one simple question:  Is this the BEST next STEP forward that will lead me in the direction of clarity of the situation?  If you answer, yes, it will increase your vibration and the courage will be there. If you answer, no, than perhaps it’s not the step forward you need to be taking.

You can also do some subconscious work to be able to quickly access your innate courage you need in those moments of self-doubt. I’ve created a gift for you that includes how to create an evening ritual and a short meditation that will give you what you need to maintain courage in the next moment of self-doubt you may have. You can access it here. 

What do you do to maintain your courage when you have a moment of self doubt? Leave a comment below, I’d like to know!

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  1. We have to believe in ourselves. Thanks for the tips on dealing with self doubt.

    Comment by Denys Kelley — January 9, 2013 @ 8:15 am

  2. You are welcome ~ Belief in Ourselves is such an important concept and can be elusive for so very many people….KEEP SMILING 🙂

    Comment by Laura Clark — January 9, 2013 @ 9:01 am

  3. Great post Laura! I really enjoyed reading this. Self-doubt is a big issue that I help my clients works through, so that they can get on with growing their businesses. I like the approach shared in this article.

    Comment by Desiree Stafford — January 9, 2013 @ 8:35 am

  4. Desiree ~ so many business owners, especially the solo-preneur, have mind-set stuff….clearing that first and on a regular basis only makes growth so much easier!!! Thanks for your comment 🙂

    Comment by Laura Clark — January 9, 2013 @ 9:03 am

  5. I don’t think we would be human without self-doubt, but getting past that doubt is the key…great post

    Comment by Shauna — January 9, 2013 @ 3:43 pm

  6. So true Shauna!!! It’s part of our nature but getting over it quickly can be easier than you think and living in it simply stinks!!!!! Thanks 🙂

    Comment by Laura Clark — January 9, 2013 @ 3:47 pm

  7. It’s amazing what people can do if they just believe in themselves. Too bad so many don’t 🙁 Great article!

    Comment by Alisha Robinson — January 9, 2013 @ 3:55 pm

  8. I know but even the best of us go over bumps in the road here and there when it comes to stepping forward. It’s the one’s that know how to run over them instead of letting them slow you down that maintain courage in those pesky moments of self-doubt. I do wish people’s bumps were much smaller than they imagine! Thanks for your thoughts!

    Comment by Laura Clark — January 9, 2013 @ 4:10 pm

  9. I was reading about psychopaths today, and the one lesson we can learn form them is that they tend to stay focused in the now. They don’t live in the past or the future. I don’t want to be a psychopath, but some focus would be an improvement.

    BE HERE NOW. Make today’s mistakes and find the gift in them. It’s the present. 😉

    Comment by Charlotte Henley Babb — January 9, 2013 @ 4:09 pm

  10. I find myself saying sometimes what did I get myself into. Or what do I do next. Scary! Great post thanks Laura!

    Comment by Lorraine Duncan — January 9, 2013 @ 6:52 pm

  11. It’s great that you find yourself saying that! It’s catching that and being able to embrace it and step forward from there that is courageous! Terrific and thanks for your comment! 🙂

    Comment by Laura Clark — January 9, 2013 @ 9:57 pm

  12. Laura,
    Self-doubt creeps up on all of us for sure. When I start asking myself those questions from your post, I throw up a mental stop sign. I remind myself of my purpose in life and the people I want to serve well. I wrap up all my doubts in an imaginary balloon and send it skyward. 🙂
    Thanks for the great post.

    Comment by Sandi Gordon — January 9, 2013 @ 8:26 pm

  13. It most certainly does, Sandi. It’s a human condition called the ego talking! And, I LIKE the image of a stop sign to remind ourselves of that!!!! AWESOME 🙂

    Comment by Laura Clark — January 9, 2013 @ 9:58 pm

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