I believe many of us reading this article right now either owns a blog of their own or an internet business. Some are eventually making a living out from it and some may be at the point of starting to do so. One thing for sure, blogging is a very ‘competitive’ activity and whether you like it or not, you gradually have the whole world to battle with. Most of the time, you will be strained, constantly, to prove your worth.
You may not have felt it – just yet, but your readers and subsequently your potential customers would eventually need to know if you are worthy enough or better yet the best person for the ‘job’. If you own a blog, they will be constantly on a look out of whether your contents are up to par and of quality. They want to know if you have the potential credibility to provide them with smart advices. If you have an internet business of your own, they would want to know if you are able to provide them with the best sales service and offer as compared to the rest of the similar businesses out there. Ultimately, they are finding out if you are ever worth their time.
Did I hit a switch? I believe many people reading this will have a similar question going in their heads right now. You’ll start to question your worth. You’ll start to question if what you are giving out is indeed what they are looking for. With everyone always on a constant pace of questioning your authority and expertise, it is only normal that you felt that way. Now when this happens, it is either you dust back up and aggressively opt in for a change or you would fall deeper, doubting yourself. You lose a bit of faith in your ability.
“Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt”
At most cases, more often we are reluctant to give up on all the efforts that had been put into setting your blog or business up. Instead of giving out all you can as what you had initially started out to have, you sold yourself short in hopes that when no one is “looking”, you believe that you are still able to ‘proof’ your worth.
You tell your blog readers that you think this is indefinitely the best advice…but you end up adding such a point where it states that you are just human and that your point may not be productive for all. Your blog readers could accept that fact or leave without it.
You told your client that you will be able to produce positive results with your service…but you didn’t tell him that you will be able to increase the rate of the conversion to a much more exponentially velocity within the shortest time possible.
There you are standing looking mightily impressive and acting as thou like nothing is wrong. However, all this little doubt that you harness inside, you are always on a constant thought of wondering if whatever you do will displease people and whether if ever they will continue to like you as how they had, if tomorrow will ever be a better day or whether your clients will be impressed about what you are going to provide for them.
“When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt”
Distinctively, this is not a very long post as compared to the rest I had written but I see great importance in sharing this out with you because I believe many at a point of every process or success, they will come a time where you will sell yourself short.
You are afraid that you will not get the preparation right, which you will not be able to grasp hold of this sort of opportunity, that you are worried of embarrassing yourself and blowing your chances off. Inevitably, unknowingly, all these hesitations will eventually pull you back even further.
When was the time you had ever self-doubted yourself? Causing unnecessary burdens and stressing yourself out because you didn’t actually believe you could do it. When was the time when you were really convinced that you were not be able to make it but forced yourself to take unnecessary precaution steps in hopes that no one will question your authority? Did you think that was even possible?
Maybe, it is time to stand up and face ‘fear’ and ‘doubt’ right in the eye.