“If you hear a voice within you say, “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”
~ Vincent Van Gogh
The most effective way to fight self-doubt is to do exactly opposite of what that small, nagging voice is echoing in your head. I do this all the time. Every time I think that I can’t do something, I do it. I do it with conviction, tenacity, and belief in myself. It’s what drives me to achieve the things that I dream of.
I know, I know, easier said than done, right, and yes, I struggle against that voice of insecurity daily, but I refuse to give in to it. Why limit myself? That, in my opinion, would be miserable. Not to mention, I wouldn’t achieve anything that my heart aches for.
Instead, I push through it and put that voice on silent. Try it sometime. You might surprise yourself.