Insecurities are part of life. When we don’t know how a situation is going to turn out we often get stuck in a state of doubt. As humans, we are psychologically programmed to back away from fear. And doubt is a form of fear, a very powerful form of fear, the kind that creates burdens. But, if you handle doubt correctly it can actually help you in your decision-making process.
First of all, doubting is not all bad. It prolongs your thought process; therefore, you give a particular thought more time which in turn ensures you to make a more conscious decision. It basically comes down to the “Think before you act.” quote.
Having said that, the thought process needs to end sometime. Thinking is a good thing, overthinking is not. There is a point when you need to jump in the deep end, even if it scares you. Realize that there is no comfort in the growth zone but also no growth in the comfort zone.
So how do you jump? Only by accepting insecurities and trusting yourself. That’s tough, I know. Because when facing insecurities, we often focus on the things that can go wrong instead of right. And, when you’re in that state of mind you’ll more easily remember the times things turned out for the worse. Then the happy peppy positive talks just don’t cut it.
So, what you can do is remember your successes or achievements as a result of you facing insecure situations. Remember doubt is not always the road to failure, often it’s the road to success.