Everything else is beyond your control. It will never be perfect. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960 Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself. If you depend on others for your value it is other-worth. ~Richard Bach, Illusions Ten thousand voices say No, but I come in ten thousands multiples of my strength. ~Vincent Van Gogh Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
~Ellen Goodman I was thinking of my patients, and how the worst moment for them was when they discovered they were masters of their own fate. ~Sonya Friedman We are like the little branch that quivers during a storm, doubting our strength and forgetting we are the tree — deeply rooted to withstand all of life's upheavals. Remember — the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you. Mokokoma Mokhonoana 26 Self-Doubt Quote Do not fear mistakes. Witten One saboteur when it comes to self-confidence is the pressure to succeed right away.
Maybe I could develop a ritual that will give me a minute to relax and get comfortable when I begin a speech. And comparing it to my beginning. Twice, to learn how to do it. ~Epicurus If you must love your neighbor as yourself, it is at least as fair to love yourself as your neighbor. A newspaper is frequently the most unprincipled and merciless of antagonists.
And of course…practice, practice, and more practice! As if my behind were so massive it was going to rip out my jean skirt. Nelson Mandela 89 Self-Doubt Quote For so many years I lived in constant terror of myself. ~Robert Brault, The universe knows the perfect timing for all those things you want and will find, through the crack of least resistance, the best way to deliver it to you. Everything else is beyond your control. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. They just don't let these feelings stop them.
Doubt and action are incompatible. You become less needy and find an inner stability even when your world might be negative or uncertain at times. But it is really important to love yourself, to know you are important without needing other peoples validation. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. It once was nothing special, but with enough pressure and time, becomes spectacular.
No one can give you that. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. ~Dodinsky, Be humble, for you are made of dung. When you love yourself more then things simply become lighter and easier. If a minister cannot sing after being trounced by the most merciless reporter who ever poured bad blood into ink, he should get out of the pulpit and seek a position where thin skin is not a hindrance to duty. It allows you to see what they might have learned in a lifetime, almost instantly.
They give me the confidence all year, all postseason. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Use the worksheet below to write down those thoughts at they arise. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it. Then I'll be able to walk. Self-doubt can be a constant pain or a point of victory. After all, how could I know if my boisterous humor were spontaneous or just a borderline desire to be the center of attention? Go out there and do something remarkable. I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
Mignon McLaughlin 3 Self-Doubt Quote Doubt… is an illness that comes from knowledge and leads to madness. A wise man, therefore, proportions his belief to the evidence. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. Ask it, whenever it wants to spoil something for you, why something is ugly, demand proofs from it, test it, and you will find it perhaps bewildered and embarrassed, perhaps also protesting. ~, December 2009 entry to The Quote Garden create your own quote contest on I do not ask for faith in a God, but give me faith in myself, and then if there is a God I shall do him credit. You might think that you can do it by yourself, but it is never wrong to ask your friends to listen to you when your family cannot. Deepak Chopra 10 Self-Doubt Quote Doubt is the middle position between knowledge and ignorance.
Doubt had married my fear and moved into my mind, where it built castles and ruled kingdoms and reigned over me, bowing my will to its whispers until I was little more than an acquiescing peon, too terrified to disobey, too terrified to disagree. Ultimately, it's up to the victor to decide what battle to win. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. When you conquer negative attitudes of doubt and fear you conquer failure. The horizon, to remind you of your courage, sends its gentle waves of confidence to kiss your feet.