How many times a day do you doubt yourself?
The answer can be anything on the scale of zero to all the time. How you answer this question says a lot about who you are as a person. Say zero, and you can be perceived as over confident. Say all the time and you can be someone riddled with self-doubt and low self-esteem. A lot of you might find yourself right around the middle of the scale. To be honest, the point of asking this question is not to push you into different categories but to bring you face to face with your problems.
Once we identify our problems, it becomes much easier for us to deal with them. The people who are too over confident could check themselves and do with some restraint. The people on the other end of the scale can do with some positive reinforcement.
What about the people who find themselves in the middle?
Relax, there’s nothing wrong with you. Self-doubt is something that happens to the best of us. Some amount of it is actually healthy as it keeps you in check and helps you improve yourself. The real problem is when we start overthinking and overanalyzing. We are wasting our precious mental energy creating problems rather than solving them. It’s like cutting off Lernaean Hydra’s head.
Now, keep in mind that I am no expert, but here’s my two cents. Every human being is flawed, right?
So we have to find ways to function in spite of them. And the sooner that we realize it and make peace with it, the better. Because then we can use your energy to focus on things that add meaning and value to our life. Living in this day and age is not easy and the more time we waste thinking about our flaws, the more complexity we are bringing into our lives.
Tyrion Lannister said it best, and I quote-
“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.”