By: Nanju Francisco
“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint’
Then, by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” ~Vincent van Gogh
Have you ever experienced being excited about doing something, only to hear that “voice of doubt” within you, telling you the last minute that you cannot do it? If so, don’t despair. You were not the only one who was discouraged by this “negative voice” in the past that allowed “doubt” to ruin your plans. In fact, all of us, experience “self-doubt” from time to time which—if we allow it to conquer us—will overtake our lives and in the process ruin our chances of succeeding and reaching our goals in life.
Self-doubt is the biggest “success killer” there is, and if you let it control your life, you are definitely heading toward failure. It can rob you of motivation, excitement and inspiration to do something that you like or love and therefore prevent you from getting what you want in life and becoming successful.
The good news is, you can overcome self-doubt by doing the best you can to silence that negative voice within you. How?
Remember, if you ever come across that “voice of doubt” again, the best way to silence it is to take action, just do it and not allow yourself to listen and to entertain it. By doing so, you will become a stronger and better person and have the ability to overcome whatever challenges the future might have in store for you. If you persist in overcoming your self-doubt, then your efforts will be rewarded in the end.