Monday Mantra~Killing Doubt

Good Morning Everyone, 

So my post for this weekend didn't happen. It was pretty busy around here with visiting family and enjoying what is most likely the very last good weather of the year. I admit with distractions like that it is hard to think of sitting down at the computer and writing let alone blogging. 

However I am back in action today and will attempt to get the lost post from the weekend reshaped into a future post for this week. 

So while I was pinning a few days ago I came across this quote: 


I know that similar things have been said many times but for some reason, be it the time that it popped up on my screen or just the simple wording, it stuck with me. 

I struggle a lot with self doubt. A lot of people do I suppose. We are all usually wondering if we are doing the right thing, making the right choice, if anyone approves of what we are doing, have done, will do. 

This quote struck me because I let myself doubt things to the point that some things never even happen. Usually concerning jobs not taken or nights out never leaving the house, but in particular lately...my writing and if I am honest....my sense of self. 

I have been doubting my writing is any good....but that is pretty true of most writers...even very good ones. I doubt that it will ever leave my own personal head space at times. Still I write because I love it and I try to remind myself that even if I am never published the joy that writing brings me is enough, because you should cherish the things that bring you joy. 

The sense of self is another matter. 

I feel as though lately I have been doubting if I even matter. I doubt I have talent. I doubt if I have any skills. I doubt if anyone sees me as any one...or thing....important. I've been searching for the something that makes me...different? Special? I'm not really sure. Sometimes I feel as though I was made to do something worthwhile but I just haven't figured it out yet. 

I never will figure it out if I keep doubting though. 

I will never live up to my full potential if I doubt myself and my abilities. 

So I am going to try to shelve those doubts and try to focus on the positives. 

I'm going to push myself to be better than yesterday. 

You never know until you try.

2 comments:

  1. Yes to pushing yourself to being better than you were the day before! I think that's such a healthy thought for EVERYONE! None of us are perfect. :)

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  2. Yes yes yes! Love that quote :)

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