Five Steps for Overcoming Fear Self-Doubt by Wyatt WebbAlthough breezy and readable, the text by therapist Webb (Its Not About the Horse: Its About Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt) relies too much on pointless, albeit heartfelt, anecdotes about conquering his own demons (i.e., a cycle of vulnerability, pain, shame, and rage) by climbing a 30-foot pole. His revelations are just too personal; he fails to explain what he has learned, which leaves readers in the dark about how to handle their own fears and makes the author appear self-congratulatory. Worse, theres not enough method to salvage the remaining material. Webbs titular five steps--e.g., acknowledge fear and self-doubt, imagine the worst-case scenario--would have been better presented in a series of articles. Pass.
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5 Thoughts on Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt
Available everywhere books are sold. We all have those thoughts. And contrary to what most people think, having fear and self-doubt is not a problem. Sadly, most of us have been trained by society to deal with fear and doubt in the worst way possible. Did you know there are proven methods for turning fear into fuel?
Fear and self-doubt plague all of us. To the degree you can overcome your insecurities, you will experience freedom to be yourself and reach your full potential as an entrepreneur. The most important thing to understand is that everyone experiences these scary emotions to some degree, regardless of how confident and self-assured people may seem. After I made a recent presentation at Google's New York office, an audience member asked me, "How do you become so self-assured and confident? The truth is you don't know what I am experiencing inside, only I know that. You have the impression that I am self-assured and confident, but you don't know that for sure.
Everyone feels self-doubt at least every once in a while. However, high achievers overcome their self-doubt, while low achievers wallow in it and allow their self-doubt to prevent them from achieving their goals. Self-doubt sounds like the following:. Self-doubt comes from one of two sources, from other people—also known as naysayers—or from your own negative inner chatter. The second source of self-doubt is your own negative inner chatter.
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