4 Tips to Overcome Self-Doubt

Mental Illness: Within us All

Self-Doubt-Lena-Yang

At one time or another we all question if we are good enough. If we are providing enough for our families, spending enough time with family, making time for friends, etc. I know this very well as I have spent countless hours with the thought, “I’m not good enough,” in my head. I’m sure many people can relate!

I graduated from undergrad and was supposed to take the MCAT and start medical school, but I doubted myself. So I went to graduate school instead and got a Master’s degree to procrastinate medical school. I can’t think of anything else that would be productive to postpone my test date again. When thinking that, I feel immense dread. Clearly feelings of self-doubt can inhibit success and accomplishing goals. Self-doubt leaves us in the “determination zone.” This occurs when we have a goal and are partially committed or even completely committed, but something blocks…

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