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The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
~ Sylvia Plath
In my opinion, self-doubt is counterproductive to any cause. Whether you’re writing a book, training for a marathon, participating in a Bikram challenge or hinging your hopes on Someday, once you allow doubt (a close relative of fear) to creep in, your enthusiasm and/or motivation tends to dwindle. Has anyone ever questioned your intentions and then suddenly the idea or goal you were so excited about seemed silly or unattainable? Or maybe you wanted to prove your naysayers wrong and ramped up your efforts. Regardless, insecurity is not our friend because it poisons potential. Instead, we need to be overcomers in order to transform self-doubt into self-confidence. We’re the only ones who know how badly we want something. So we’re the only ones who can determine what it will take to push through the uncertainties and come out ahead. Trust yourself. It’s better to fail than never to try.
What is your worst enemy to succeeding in life?