Artwork for podcast Mindset, Mood & Movement: Performance, Purpose & Peace
Self-Doubt is a Smokescreen
Episode 3916th May 2024 • Mindset, Mood & Movement: Performance, Purpose & Peace • Sal Jefferies
00:00:00 00:09:27

Share Episode


In this mini-episode, I explain the concept of self-doubt and how it can act as a smokescreen, preventing individuals from taking action and moving forward. Self-doubt is a natural human state of mind, but if it becomes excessive, it can become maladaptive. I share insights into why self-doubt arises and offers strategies to overcome it.

Key Learnings:

1. Self-doubt stems from a need for certainty and a desire for safety, which can prevent us from taking risks.

2. Overidentifying with the outcomes of our actions and linking them to our self-worth can fuel self-doubt.

3. Failing to engage in discernment and intelligent decision-making can leave us stuck in a state of doubt.

4. To overcome self-doubt, we need to develop a healthy relationship with risk, avoid overidentifying with outcomes, and practice discernment in decision-making.

Show Notes:

00:00 - 01:00: Introduction to self-doubt as a smokescreen in the mind.

01:00 - 02:00: Self-doubt is natural, but it becomes maladaptive when it prevents us from moving forward.

02:00 - 03:00: The need for certainty and its connection to safety is a driving force behind self-doubt.

03:00 - 04:00: The relationship to risk and the ability to tolerate uncertainty are crucial for overcoming self-doubt.

04:00 - 05:00: Overidentifying with outcomes and linking them to our sense of self can fuel self-doubt.

05:00 - 06:00: The importance of not overly identifying with outcomes and separating actions from self-worth.

06:00 - 07:00: Discernment is the missing step in the loop that can help clear the smokescreen of self-doubt.

07:00 - 08:00: Strategies for practicing discernment and making intelligent decisions to overcome self-doubt.

08:00 - 09:00: Encouragement to apply the three strategies (relationship to risk, avoiding overidentification, and discernment) and seek help if needed.



More from YouTube