Relationships

6 Steps to Overcoming Self-Doubt

1. Let go of everyone else’s opinion. You inhibit yourself, when you care about what everyone else is thinking of you. You’d rather not do anything and not get judged, than do something and risk criticism. When you spend your time worrying about what other people are thinking of you, you stop yourself from reaching…

Overcoming Self-Doubt

  In the previous article on self-doubt, Understanding Self-Doubt , I discussed how self-doubt shows itself and stops us from living our purpose. In this article I want to explore self-doubt a little more deeply and techniques I’ve found useful to help overcome it. Let’s step through this from my experiences. Self-doubt causes us to believe…

How to Encourage Hope in Someone

You’re right, this sucks. When people need support they often don’t need problem-solvers but listeners. They’ve usually run through all the scenarios and solutions in their head already. They just can’t do it. What they’re looking for instead is simple acknowledgement and empathy. Be that person first and foremost. You don’t walk this path alone.…

Give Hope: Part One

Here’s a small, but really valuable, thing I’ve learnt about supporting people. People ask me what I consider to be the biggest thing you can provide someone you’re supporting. Beyond anything else, I believe it is something that will keep them going when all they can feel is darkness and despair; no way forward. In…

Be a great listener

A problem shared is a problem halved – right? Chatting to a friend the other day, we realised that he has made some pretty huge decisions and grown some perspective from situations, simply by talking them out – and me listening. Most of the time, I don’t even give him my opinion, or thoughts. But…