Self doubt is the name I give to that voice in my head that tells me I can’t do it. That it’s too hard. That I’m not good enough.
He can show up anytime but especially when I’m out of my comfort zone or doing anything difficult. I learned that he feels threatened by personal growth. He wants to keep me down, to stay complacent.
In the past, I listened to him. This was a mistake. There’s a few things I regret not doing because he convinced me not to.
Now, I don’t listen to him. I think of him as an annoying roommate. When he talks I’ll acknowledge his presence but I won’t entertain him. He’s not worth it. When he does show up, I take it as a good sign. That I’m doing something worth doing that I’ll grow a lot from.