Did you ever start questioning things in your life? You can’t really figure out what set it off, but suddenly you’re wondering if your making good decisions, if you’re on the right path, and if you are really happy. Yes, it’s self-doubt rearing its ugly head again. She’s the voice that tells you that you aren’t good enough or you’ll never get it right.
I hate that voice. But sometimes I find myself listening to her. Lately, I’ve been wondering what I’m doing with my life. Yeah, I know deep question. I love writing, but it seems to be taking over my life. And not necessarily in a good way. I use it to escape my thoughts. If I am busy enough, I don’t have to think about other things.
But then my neck started acting up and typing became difficult. So writing has been curtailed. My favorite distraction isn’t there anymore. And I start asking those philosophical questions that tie you up in knots but never lead anywhere.
I think it’s normal to doubt yourself and your abilities. Otherwise, you’d have no room to grow. I mean if you decide your aces, what would you have to work on? Nada. So even though I hate having self-doubts, eventually they lead somewhere useful. For now they’re just a yucky thing I have to deal with.
Do you ever have self-doubt? How do you overcome it?