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Too much self-doubt can make you blind!

And there was you thinking too much masturbation made you blind. That’s a myth though, just ask any red-blooded human. Although I do wear glasses….. damn! ??

There’s a line in Sherlock, “You look but you don’t see”, and this is particularly applicable when you doubt yourself.

What would normally be a simple mental jump to put situation A and situation B together to give solution C, when you have self-doubt, you may as well put situation A in one box and situation B in another box 100 miles away because you become blind to the connection to give that solution C.

If you’re doubting yourself, do you find this? Do you wonder why you can’t figure some things out?

It’s like the doubtful thoughts put on a disguise, sneaks into the intelligence office in the brain and starts pressing buttons and flicking switches to distract the brain. Like a funny scene from a movie!

This can grow and grow too, like rolling a tiny snowball down a hill, it gets bigger and faster, picking up all sorts of horrible stuff on the way.

When we do something out of the ordinary though, it can act like a distraction to the distraction. It stops that rolling ball of snow, bricks and poo mid-roll! It gives the brain just enough time to slide Mr Conscious Thinking into the office to take control back.

Think of the scene in Guardians of the Galaxy when Ronan is about to destroy the planet and Peter Quill (Starlord) begins dancing, it stops Ronan in his tracks and eventually Starlord explains that he’s “Distracting you yer big turd blossom”. Ronan is distracted for long enough to allow the guardians of the galaxy to get back in and start taking control.

Introducing those chances to disrupt can help massively!

This is something I do well and sometimes in a weird but funny way.

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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.

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