Self Doubt… Time To Start Failing.

It’s funny to me how willing people are to question themselves.  I experience it constantly at work.  People who are afraid that they won’t be good enough at a potential promotion so they never apply.  People who are unwilling to take on a task or complete a task because they are afraid of their workmanship.  These are people who are often already doing the tasks associated with the promotion or have set examples of craftmanship in the past.  It’s irrational…

And yet, it’s constant.  And I’m no giant when it comes to overcoming it.  I have doubts that I’ll be able to run an online shopping site, learn how to dropship expertly, or create and maintain a podcast.  But like this blog (which I might be moving to a hosted site), I plan on bypassing that “confidence barrier”.  I am commiting myself to going beyond any self doubt, just like I committed to writing three blog posts a week.

And the beauty of that?  I know for a fact that I’m going to fail…

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I know that I won’t be as successful the first time I try a podcast, or shop, or whatever comes up.  I know that it won’t be incredibly successful (with a potential lucky exception)…  But I know that I will learn…

That’s one of the many things I’m good at (I didn’t say I lacked confidence, I only said I had self doubt…).  I can learn, and research, and grow and become an expert in any of the items I’m discussing.  We literally have the internet at our disposal…  The only thing you need beyond that is time, will power and a mind that can grasp it.

So, yes, I will fail.  My first podcast will not be professional immediately.  It will not make much money (Affiliate marketing for example).  But I will learn from it…  And I plan on taking that first podcast and continuing to make it even while I start others.  And as I use that first podcast to learn how to do it well, I’ll use that knowledge to make others stronger from the start.

Same thing with this blog and others.  I’ll learn how to write better (and use less parenthetical statements!).  And I’ll start other blogs.  I already have several ideas I think would be fruitful.  Several of them will be awful.  I welcome the awful one’s, those are the one’s that will make the good ones great.

Self Doubt is something we all deal with, even at home.  Am I a good enough father, provider, mother, wife, husband?  Could I be better?  Well, I am sick of the self doubt when it comes to writing, to podcasting and to making money online…  Time to start failing…

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3 thoughts on “Self Doubt… Time To Start Failing.

  1. Great article! It’s a good attitude to welcome the inevitable failures we all have as learning experiences, to use them to grow. Kudos to you and best of luck with all your endeavours! I look forward to seeing what you do.

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    1. Thanks, James! Saw your similar blog. I’m going to push myself to stick to the 3 times a week… I think it’s achievable, and as quickly as I’m learning new things, I’m thinking I won’t run out of material anytime soon… Good luck to you (keep running)!

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