10 Inspiring Quotes To Overcome Self-Doubt

But for self-doubt most of us would have been at the pinnacle of our lives living productive and fulfilling lifestyles. We have the potential to excel and become all that we want to become but fear of attempting holds us back.

Here is a collection of powerful quotes to inspire you to overcome self-doubt, conquer your fears, and live life to the best of your abilities.

  1. “Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” – William Shakespeare
  2. “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt” – Sylvia Plath
  3. “If you hear a voice within you say you cannot pain, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gosh
  4. “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” – Suzy Kassem
  5. You do not need to pay attention to those voices within you that create pain, or make you feel less competent, smart or able.” – Sanaya Roman
  6. “Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear.” – Dan Millman
  7. “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie
  8. “Erase self-doubt by working to build your strengths instead of focusing on your weaknesses.” – Rodolfo Costa
  9. “Don’t let others tell you what you cant do. Don’t let the limitations of others limit your vision. If you can remove your self-doubt and believe in yourself, you can achieve what you never thought possible.” – Roy T. Bennett
  10. “Belief in oneself is incredibly infectious. It generates momentum, the collective force of which far outweighs any kernel of self-doubt that may creep in.” – Aimee Mullins

 

 

Are You A Quitter or A Fighter?

Feelings of disappointment, lack of fulfillment, self-doubt, depression, and general sadness flood our minds when our expectations are not met. That awkward feeling of inadequacy, when we know that we are capable to get more out of life but can’t just seem to get it right, that moment when we begin to ask those depressing questions like why is my situation always different? Why can’t I just do incredible things and enjoy life just like every other person? Why am I so unlucky? Am I biting more than I can chew?

Negative thoughts like maybe I am not just destined for greatness, maybe I expect too much from myself, maybe I was not destined for success, maybe I should just settle for the little that I have, well in life there are two kinds of people the haves and the have-nots so maybe I belong to the have-nots since it is not working out for me; flood our minds constantly.

The debate continues within your inner-self…look at Jay, Jacinta, and Jake, we all graduated high school or college at the same time but they are all successful, it is not just gonna work out for me, come to think of it, I have worked so hard even more than them but I am just a failure, all those who looked up to me have now surpassed me, l can’t even pay my bills because I am investing so much in myself yet nothing to show for all my hard work, I wish I wasn’t born.

The truth is that we are all traveling through different paths, but are heading to a common destination. It is a fact that all streams flow into the sea, but they never take the same path; some may take longer but eventually end up in the sea. Be patient and continue to do your part and just as Proverbs 3:6 says, if you commit all your ways to God, He will make your path straight.

If at any point you feel like quitting and giving up, remember why you started in the first place.

Here is a short story to inspire you:

Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it.

She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed.

Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Once the three pots began to boil, he placed potatoes in one pot, eggs in the second pot, and ground coffee beans in the third pot.

He then let them sit and boil, without saying a word to his daughter. The daughter, moaned and impatiently waited, wondering what he was doing.

After twenty minutes he turned off the burners. He took the potatoes out of the pot and placed them in a bowl. He pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl.

He then ladled the coffee out and placed it in a cup. Turning to her he asked. “Daughter, what do you see?”

“Potatoes, eggs, and coffee,” she hastily replied.

“Look closer,” he said, “and touch the potatoes.” She did and noted that they were soft. He then asked her to take an egg and break it.

After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, he asked her to sip the coffee. Its rich aroma brought a smile to her face.

“Father, what does this mean?” she asked.

He then explained that the potatoes, the eggs and coffee beans had each faced the same adversity– the boiling water.

However, each one reacted differently.

The potato went in strong, hard, and unrelenting, but in boiling water, it became soft and weak.

The egg was fragile, with the thin outer shell protecting its liquid interior until it was put in the boiling water. Then the inside of the egg became hard.

However, the ground coffee beans were unique. After they were exposed to the boiling water, they changed the water and created something new.

“Which are you,” he asked his daughter. “When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a potato, an egg, or a coffee bean? “

Moral: In life, things happen around us, things happen to us, but the only thing that truly matters is what happens within us.

Source: rishikajain.com

 

 

15 Inspiring Personal Growth Quotes

  1. “The best rules to form a young man are: to talk little, to hear much, to reflect alone upon what has passed in company, to distrust one’s own opinions, and value others that deserve it.” –Sir William Temple
  2. “It is only the very wisest and the very stupidest who cannot change.” –Confucius
  3. “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In the space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom.” –Viktor E. Frankl
  4. “Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life.” –Herbert Otto
  5. “Things become clearer to us when we seek and find the answers within ourselves.” – Bibobra Alabrah
  6. “When we challenge ourselves to change, we find solutions to unchanging situations.” – Bibobra Alabrah
  7. “Let him who would move the world first move himself.” –Socrates
  8. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  9. “Exert your talents, and distinguish yourself, and don’t think of retiring from the world, until the world will be sorry that you retire.” –Samuel Johnson
  10. “If we all do the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.” –Thomas Edison
  11. “We are either progressing or retrograding all the while; there is no such thing as remaining stationary in this life.” –James Freeman Clarke
  12. “Insist on yourself. Never imitate.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson
  13. “We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us.” –Jean-Paul Sartre
  14. “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” –Friedrich Nietzsche
  15. “You will know that you are growing when things that confused you yesterday, make more sense today.” –Bibobra Alabrah