The Dangers Of Self-Doubt

Self doubt…

Just about everyone, at some point in their life, has experienced self doubt. Even the most confident and self-assured person has had moments when they wondered if something they were attempting to do was the right thing, or even if it were possible for them to achieve it.

And there is nothing wrong with that.

We are only human.

Even experienced speakers, for example, who are accustomed to speaking in front of thousands of people, get butterflies in their stomach before a presentation.

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

Norman Vincent Peale

5 Negative Effects of Self-Doubt

There comes a time, though, when lack of belief or self-doubt becomes a problem.

Instead of being a momentary challenge, it becomes the norm.

While self-doubt is not always the same as low self-esteem, it can create negative effects in one’s life.

  • Self-doubt affects your beliefs about yourself.
  • You disempower yourself by believing that others can do it but it’s not possible for you.
  • It prevents you from taking the ‘risk’ to increase your knowledge and be open to possibilities.
  • It keeps you in your comfort zone, where not too much happens after a while.
  • It allows you to create and believe excuses you tell yourself as to why you cannot achieve

Now that you’re aware of some of the dangers that self-doubt can create, what can you do?

5 Positive Actions to Eliminate Self-Doubt

  • Take decisive action to start creating a new thought process.
  • Be honest with yourself to identify the cause of limiting beliefs.
  • Make a commitment to yourself to prove every limiting belief or negative thought wrong.
  • Train yourself, or get help a mentor or a friend, to see possibilities rather than failures.
  • Believe that whether you’re 20 or 60 years old, you have potential and greatness.
  • BONUS: See yourself as a Winner, not a victim.

As a Certified Life and Business Coach (Strategy and Accountability), I’m happy to talk with you in a Complimentary Breakthrough Session to assist you in creating a plan to eliminate doubts that may be affecting your results. 


Yvonne A. Jones
Yvonne A. Jones
YVONNE is a Personal Business Coach | Relationship Marketing Strategist| Amazon Best-Selling Author| International Speaker. She is the Founder of the 50 and Wiser Community on Facebook – a Group of women who want to DO more, GIVE more, and BE more. As a certified Strategy and Accountability Coach, she helps Entrepreneurs, Coaches, Consultants, and Small Business Owners eliminate limiting beliefs, create a business they love, and have fun doing so. Her favorite client is a highly-motivated woman 50 and Wiser who has been in business for approximately one year and is ready to empower herself and move to the next level. Yvonne’s background is in banking, Human Resources, administration, and Customer Service. At 52 years she handed in her resignation and walked away from Corporate America to start her own business full-time. She has experienced the joys and challenges of owning multiple businesses. She was listed on as one of the “Top 100 Most Social Customer Service Pros on Twitter” and on “One of the Top 15 Most Influential Customer Service Experts to Follow on Twitter.” Despite the recognition and promotions received while in corporate life in Jamaica and America, she now considers herself “unemployable” due to her love of being her own boss and inspiring others to pursue their passion and dreams. Yvonne’s mantra: “Focus on relationships; the money will follow.”

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