You usually stand in your own way. No blame game is being played here. I did say “usually” instead of “every time”. It happens.
Our minds aren’t as tough at first, they become stronger with time and experience. We talk to ourselves but outside voices enter our brains as frequently as we converse with our own minds.
So, the outside world speaks to you, in its own programmed language, in an attempt to scare you, to make you feel inadequate, and make you doubt yourself.
At the end of the day, it could get to your psyche, it can affect how you deal with situations, people and especially how you deal with yourself.
Believing in yourself is a process, it isn’t innate so, it doesn’t happen overnight. People need to stop acting as if they are bulletproof or that they were born mentally tough. Life makes you tough, NOT YOUR DNA!! No one was ever born with big thick muscles. Well, your brain being a muscle in its own right, it only gets stronger with time and experience. THAT IS A FACT!
Overcoming your own fears is a process. Not standing in your own way is another process. Training your brain is a process. Do I need to go on? Life is interconnected web of processes that must be dealt with, understood and practiced. I am just saying that you will have to deal with a lot of processes in your life. The older you get, the more processes you must understand, go through and hopefully you will get better at it.
Train your mind to believe in yourself, but also train your body to physically do the work to make things happen.
Talk and beliefs are always abstract. Actions are the only way to convince your mind is right. Daily, regular and consistent actions. Start small, but start somewhere. If you are consistent in your actions, change will come and believing in yourself will only get stronger.
Acting is the only thing that matters.
Acting for yourself, not against yourself, is the only thing that matters.
Just one man’s opinion…
Now, smile, and go on with your day.