Welcome to day 26 of the 29 Days to Reviving Your All Natural Super Human.
I’ve been certain for some time now that we are our biggest speed bumps, our most formidable roadblocks when it comes to personal success and fulfillment.
Though vogue (of late) to point the finger at external circumstances and conditions, we look for a culprit, in the end we our ultimate jailer roams the cognitive cellblocks of our own minds.
Never willing to really except the personal blame for our inaction, we cite lack of motivation, inspiration, talent, clear goals, lacking myriad wherewithal as the root of our stagnation and slumber.
Our doubt makes us drowsy; disappointed but drowsy.
So moving forward? To paraphrase Shakespeare’s Lady Macbeth… “Out, Out damned doubt.”
For the next few moments, how would you act if you had no doubt about yourself or your abilities? No reservations about your results?
Sometimes, when it hits me hardest, I look in the mirror and let myself have it. “Knock it off, Brian. Just give it a quick shot and see what happens you big, whining baby! Wha, wha, wha.”
I know we are told to be kind to ourselves, and for the most part I agree. From time to time though (when kick-ass serves us better than kumbaya) it’s best to remember the advice of an old martial arts instructor of mine.
“Every now and then” she said, “compassion needs to snarl and show its teeth.”
Doubt, at its base is timid and cowardly; that’s its nature. Stand up to it, disrupt it, and it will back peddle and cave revealing your true self-confidence.