Doubt

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” – Suzy Kassem

Live long enough, something’s going to happen and break your heart. It’s… life. Other people will tell you “no,” there are countless setbacks and petty frustrations, lots and lots of obstacles.

Imagine how long it takes a baby to learn how to walk. Or talk. Or use his hands.

Imagine how long it took you to learn a foreign language. How long before you could write properly. How long before you knew your way around a new city.

Let me put it this way: the moment you begin to doubt, that’s the moment you forever lose the opportunity to succeed. It’s as simple as that. Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. It’s basic psychology. Your actions have to align themselves with your thoughts.

Half-ass efforts that produce half-ass results are the by-product of doubt. Of fear. Of listening to the wrong people at the wrong time.

It’s just about being able to look fear in the eye and politely ask it to move aside. You’re trying to accomplish something. You are doing, not wasting your time thinking about doing it.

You are there, in the arena, while other men waste their time wondering what it’s like.

It is better to try and fail, and fail, and fail, and fail over and over and over again, than to never try and wonder what it would be like.

You know why?

Because one day you will succeed.

As long as you try and keep trying, nothing can beat you.

Hope, not doubt. Hope. It is a sin not to hope. It is a sin not to believe in your self, in your abilities, in your potential.

It is not about how good we are, but how good we want to be.

Some day.

Some day, after we have failed time and time again, we’ll realize that we have managed to become far better than we ever thought possible.

Because we dared, because we hoped, because we fought.

There’s no room for doubt in your heart.

Not if you want to accomplish your goals.

Not if you want to reach for the stars.

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10 thoughts on “Doubt

  1. Thank you! You have no idea how much I needed to hear this today. I have been struggling to get my feet off the ground for what feels like forever now and this morning was just one of those stumbles that starts to make one doubt and loose confidence but hearing your words really helped. :)

  2. Grrrr… self doubt is my biggest pitfall. I am currently working on building my self-esteem and confidence. So much easier said than done. 😕

  3. Thanks for this. I already know all these things, but sometimes I forget to think about them. I was having doubt today about my ability to come up with interesting stories for my blog. But I think you’re right, that if I just sit here in doubt then I won’t produce anything. It’s better if I write a story and toss it in the bin, and then start another one, and so on.

  4. I have battled fear of people and wanting their approval for a very long time, now. But One Person makes me brave enough: Jesus Christ. To know that I am LOVED and ACCEPTED by Him, all because of what HE has done, makes me brave enough to reject fear as the lie it is, so that I may be the “handiwork” Jesus made me, “to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10).

    I could not become a completely new person without Him transforming me, as He has and continues to do. It’s all Him. ❤

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