Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.
– Suzy Kassem
Meaning of this quote:
There is no doubt that we all have great dreams, and we all strive to achieve them. However, what prevents the majority of us from taking the first step is not failure, but rather fear of failure and uncertainty about the future.
Self-doubt is more likely to destroy dreams than failure. The reason for this is that when one fails, it means they have taken the steps toward reaching their goal. Self-doubt, on the other hand, may prompt one to abandon their efforts even before they begin.
In any endeavor, doubts are bound to occur. There is nothing wrong with doubting the process or ideas. However, it is imperative to convert doubts into self-belief by validating your ideas or processes.
Whenever you doubt your ability to accomplish something, validation and action are the best answers. When our doubts become powerful enough to stop us from exploring our potential, they kill our dreams. When doubts question your ability, you need to deal with them instead of running from them.
Don’t let doubts prevent you from pursuing your goals
Whenever we doubt, we have solid reasons for doing so. Often, we doubt our abilities due to previous negative experiences, or we may doubt our abilities because we do not want to make any mistakes. It is also possible that we doubt because we do not want to be criticized for a failed attempt.
Sometimes it is our thoughts that produce fears, and fear produces self-doubts. Fear of failure, for instance, makes you doubt your abilities and potential. Isn’t it natural for us to fear something unknown or uncertain in order to protect ourselves? Most important is to determine whether our fear is real or simply a product of overthinking.
Self-trust is the first secret of success.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are often times when we doubt whether we can accomplish something or whether we have the ability and potential to succeed. However, you should realize that the best way to answer your doubts is to take action.
Doubts cannot be overcome by overthinking the same things that caused them in the first place. Whenever you have doubts, evaluate the situation, validate everything, and take action.
Don’t let fear of failure keep you from taking that first step. Failure is not permanent, but it can become permanent if no action is taken. Whenever we avoid taking the first step due to fear of failure, aren’t we moving a step closer to failure?
Doesn’t it make more sense to try and fail than to fail by not trying at all? Even when we fail, we are still gaining experience. On the other hand, we gain nothing when we refuse to put our best foot forward.
Trust yourself, believe in your inner strengths, and realize that everything you will ever need is within you. In order to overcome challenges, it is essential for you to challenge them back. Embrace these challenges and let them help you to discover your unexplored potential.
There are ups and downs, but whatever happens, you have to trust and believe in yourself.
– Luka Modric