It’s normal to occasionally doubt your abilities.
We do this because we care deeply about doing well, and we care about the outcome — nothing to be ashamed about.
If we were careless people, we wouldn’t have cause to doubt.
When you find yourself questioning your abilities, countering with declarative statements can have a surprisingly positive effect.
“Can I do this?”
I can do this.
“Am I good enough?”
I am good enough.
Making bullish declarations like these isn’t about foolish and blind faith, it’s about giving yourself permission to succeed by uprooting the doubt that makes you tip-toe around and question every action you take.