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Mindset and Confidence

Overcome self-doubt in 3 easy steps

There’s no doubt that self-doubt is part of life, but that does’t mean it has a place in our lives. There are many ways to begin to overcome self-doubt and today, I want to give you 3 easy steps to help you along that journey.

When you start to overcome your self-doubt, your confidence naturally raises and strengthens.

So, the first step I want to talk about is:


What do I mean by that? We go through life, many times not realising we’re doing something because it happens so naturally. Those doubts we have is exactly one of those things. We speak about it without even thinking.

But, when we begin to become more aware of our negative and doubting thoughts, we begin to gain the ability to question and control those thoughts.

It can be difficult to be consciously aware of those natural and automative thoughts but with a little effort and self-awareness, it can definitely be done and you’re well on your way to overcoming that self-doubt.


Another big step is to question those thoughts we become aware of. If you think “I can’t do that”, reframe it with an additional of a simple word…. yet. It them becomes “I can’t do that… yet”. This is telling your brain that you’re capable of doing it but you simply need to learn a little more. It changes “Never going to happen” to “It’s going to happen soon”.

Can you see how questioning and reframing can be simple yet powerful?

And finally…


Celebrate your wins and achievements. This is something we don’t do on a daily basis or even at all. We don’t give the value and significance to our achievements and wins because it’s just something we do naturally.

Hint: What’s normal for us, is amazing and inspirational to others!

It doesn’t matter if the achievement / win is small or if it’s large, it needs to be recognised and celebrated so we condition our brain to give value to all of our wins. The more we do this, the less self-doubt we feel and the more confidence we have.

How did you find these 3 steps? Are you ready to implement them? Do you need help? If you do, contact me and oet’s chat about working together.

The Self-Doubt Coach

Darren Danks

Darren is The Self Doubt Coach. He helps you to break through the blocks that are holding you back, he cheerleads your successes and pushes you to be a better you. He has been British archery champion, holder of 9 national records and coached other archers to push through a mindset block called target shyness.