How to stop yourself from falling into a negative cycle of self-doubt and frustration.
Recently, I have been getting more and more weighed down by negative thoughts—thoughts of self-doubt and of worthlessness and just general bad vibes. Yes, I take on a lot of responsibilities, and I’m generally pretty good at what I do. I’m a hard worker and I’m driven and passionate. I make time for the responsibilities that I take on even when I don’t want to. But what if that’s not good enough? What if I’m never good enough? I have so many ideas and things that I want to do, but I don’t know how to make those dreams into realities. These thoughts make it infinitely more difficult to motivate myself to do basically anything at all.
As easy as it is to fall into this mindset, it’s so important not to let yourself get bogged down by these negative thoughts and ideas. You have to believe in yourself—or, failing that, one of the best ways to succeed is to fake it until you make it. You have to persevere, Rome wasn’t built in a day, more cliché sayings, etc…
How can we stop ourselves from falling into this harmful cycle of negativity?
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