Stop Second-Guessing: How to Master Obeying Your Instincts
We've all been there before. You're about to do something, whether speaking up in a meeting or asking someone out on a date, and you chicken out at the last second. Why? Because you start second-guessing yourself. "What if they think I'm stupid?" "What if they laugh at me?" "What if I get rejected?" Second-guessing yourself is normal, but it's also something that you need to learn how to overcome if you want to be successful.
Second-guessing yourself can be detrimental in both your personal and professional life. To succeed, you need to learn to trust your instincts and go with your gut. While it's impossible to know what the future holds, obeying your instinct will more often than not lead you down the right path. Here's why:
1) When you second-guess yourself, you doubt your ability.
2) Second-guessing leads to procrastination, preventing you from taking advantage of opportunities.
3) Obeying your instinct puts you in control of the situation instead of letting your fears dictate your actions.
4) When you trust your gut, you exude confidence that is attractive to potential employers and romantic partners.
5) Going with your instinct allows you to be spontaneous and seize the moment instead of overthinking everything and missing out on good experiences.
Don't let second-guessing yourself hold you back from being successful in both your personal and professional life. Learn to trust your instincts instead of doubting yourself. Obeying your gut will, more often than not, lead you down the right path. When you second-guess yourself, all you're doing is doubting your ability, which can lead to procrastination and missed opportunities. So go out there, be confident, and most importantly, follow your heart!
By Dean Miles
Keywords: Startups, Business Continuity, Mental Health