124 S1 Negative Emotion – Self Doubt

Self Doubt


A lack of faith or confidence in oneself.

Practical Tips

  1. Self doubt can destroy confidence and stop you progressing along your desired path.
  2. Focus on your strengths and positive contributions in the area you have the Self Doubt.
  3. Write them down and make a list of your successes, they may come from other areas of life, they all contribute to who you are.

Beliefs and Affirmations

I recognise my self doubt and am able to clarify what’s creating it. And do something about it!


(How to make it very HARD to feel the negative emotion)

The only time I will allow myself to feel….Self-Doubt, is when I don’t trust my own judgement.

The only time I will allow myself to feel….Self Doubt, is when I haven’t given everything my full attention.

The only time I will allow myself to feel….Self Doubt, is when I let go of my Determination.

Example Challenges

DC076 When will I ever lose weight and be ‘thin’!!

DC077 I’m worried my previous ‘unfitness’ will affect my future health.

DC152 I’m afraid of making suggestions to my wife, in case she says ‘No’. I always feel rejected when she does that.


“I can’t think of anyone I admire who isn’t fuelled by self-doubt. It’s an essential ingredient. It’s the grit in the oyster.”
– Richard Eyre

“Belief in oneself is incredibly infectious. It generates momentum, the collective force of which far outweighs any kernel of self-doubt that may creep in.”
– Aimee Mullins