There is an innate awkwardness to being human. With each decision we make, there is always the potential for self-doubt, and it is this self-doubt that forms the root of our insecurity.
This is a very complex emotion that is made up of equal parts of inadequacy, isolation, fear and hopelessness. Yet these feelings of insecurity, that potentially can prevent you from fulfilling your potential, are nothing more than perceptions.
You may feel less confident and more unsure of yourself because you judge yourself to be so. You are fulfilling your own belief.
But how do you banish insecurity and reclaim your power?
Banishing insecurity is often simply a matter of challenging yourself in order to prove that you are indeed intelligent and able.
When you feel insecure you are perceiving yourself as incapable of meeting life’s challenges. Fraudulent and unworthy of true happiness. You may move through life plagued by a perception that others are judging you and think you are lacking. As a result, you rob yourself of your personal power and render yourself unable to feel positive about the choices you make.
You have learned through continuous personal development and experience to think differently.
You are not alone, I suspect everyone of us feels insecure from time to time, and if you should find yourself with feelings of insecurity, try to understand its source.
Perhaps you were repeatedly berated as a child, perhaps constantly told that children were to be seen and not heard. Maybe it is the case that you rarely receive positive reinforcement in the present.
When you have pinpointed the origin of your insecurity, turn your focus on to your numerous abilities. The more you utilise your personal power—by taking risks, facing challenges and acting decisively—the stronger it will grow.
Remember that insecurity is an emotional interpretation of your value unconsciously based on doubt, shame and fear. Changing the way you think about yourself, positive affirmations and self belief will have a hugely positive effect on you.
As you overcome your underlying emotions and doubts through positive action and copious self-love, you’ll discover that you are capable of achieving more than you ever thought possible.
Another way to help understand your emotions and get your thoughts in order is to write in a journal. I have found that sitting quietly in a comfy chair with a cup of coffee, a notebook and a pen and allowing myself to write, without even consciously thinking about what I am writing, to be very helpful. I know I was quite surprised when I read what I had written the very first time. And you will be too. Just let it all flow.
Once you have written down your doubt, shame or fear you will discover that it begins to lessen and because you have acknowledged it’s existence, it no longer poses a threat to you. You will reclaim your power.
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