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The Essential Ingredient to Living Your Dreams That No One Ever Talks About

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When I first started my business, I looked at the folks who had been at it longer than I had, who were making more money than I was, and who had larger communities than I had. I assumed that somewhere along the way their self-doubt had dissolved, which is why they were so successful.

It’s been 15 years since I officially got started as an entrepreneur, and here’s what I know now that I didn’t know then:

Self-doubt is an essential ingredient for living your dreams. One cannot achieve greatness without it. twitter-logo

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I doubt myself on the daily. Yet I keep saying what I want to say, sharing what I want to share, and offering what I want to offer.

Most days the doubt is simply there in the background, a low murmur letting me know I’m human, but not shouting so loudly I can’t hear the voice of my soul.

When you’re in the process of building your dream business and life, it’s really easy to point to your self-doubt and make it the scapegoat for not having what you want yet.

“Once I get this self-doubt thing handled, then I can really get going and become successful.”

“I still have so much work to do on my limiting beliefs. I can’t live my dreams until I get rid of them.”

“I’ll take the actions I know I need to take when I no longer doubt whether or not I have what it takes.”

You look at the people who seem to be living their dreams, and you think that they’ve figured out a secret formula to stop the gremlins in their mind from telling them that they suck.

Here’s the truth:

If you’re human you’re going to have doubts about yourself, your value, your abilities, and your worthiness.

We humans are really flawed and messy. And we’re also brilliant and Divine.

We’re both.

There’s not a magical moment in the future when you’ll wake up one day and not doubt yourself.

The voice will likely get quieter the more and more you take action and prove to yourself that you are all that and a side of sweet potato fries.

But it won’t go away.

Your doubt is beautifully human. It’s humbling. It will keep you on your creative edge. It will bring you back to polish and shine your creations to make sure they’re as good as you can possibly make them in this moment.

Rather than waiting to take action until you no longer feel doubt, embrace the doubt. It’s going all the way with you. The sooner you become friends, the sooner you’ll get what you want.

 

OVER TO YOU:

What’s your experience with self-doubt? What have you created in your life that you’re super proud of but that you had doubt about during the creation process? I’d like to hear about it in the comments below!

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