COURAGE TO OVERCOME-How to Conquer Self Doubt

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We all know that place of fear and anxiety, its a place we visit many times in our lives. But do we really have to go there? The question begs to be answered, How to Conquer Self Doubt? Please, please tell/ give me the answer, I hear you beg, what is the elusive secret?

There is no secret, and there is no shortcut to eliminating the angst, that gut-wrenching feeling of helplessness in the face of the fears that our mind conjures up.

You have heard it before and I’m going to say it again ‘Courage isn’t the absence of fear, it’s the ability to feel the fear and keep moving forward’ regardless, with the awareness that the fear isn’t real, but self-imposed from us wanting to control what the future has destined for us.

Maybe this sounds familiar, we face a distinct problem, situation or circumstance of life. Our mind is immediately propelled to the past reminding us of scenarios to which so-called failures are in abundance and then rocketed to the future where our imagination tricks us by picturing all the possible things that could go wrong, that we presume will have devastating outcomes. We are totally unaware of the falsehoods and lies so we simply accept and are in trauma.the courage to be rich

Our first step is to become aware of whats going on, (that we have triggered our mind to leave the present to enter and relive the past experiences and to then project future events and outcomes of fantasy) once we’ve done that we should accept that it has been part of our programming for many years, and reaffirm to ourselves that none of  it is real.

Once acceptance and awareness are in place, we can then smile and make a choice, a choice to continue to suffer our fear and anxiety, or a choice to let go, and change our focus to immediately paint new pictures of positive outcomes, and be confident of our own innate ability to handle whatever transpires and move forward.

This isn’t by any means game over, the mind will look for any opportunity to gain back control, so we need to be once again aware and follow the same procedure mentioned above over and over again. In a moment of weakness, the mind will try to convince us that this doesn’t work and you will believe it as you spiral back.

Once again our awareness and our strength to believe that eventually, we will get strong enough to surmount the mind and all its falsehood. The mind must become our friend, and when you have tamed it we can focus intensely on what we want… instead of what we don’t want to create anything we desire. The secret is to stick with knowing the truth, and never giving in, or giving up.the courage to overcome

Let’s do this!

Definition of Courage

-The ability to do something that frightens one

-Strength in the face of pain or grief

With the knowledge of what’s needed to be done, we can start now on a quest to train our minds. We can release the trigger and put the gun down so to speak. To understand our mind’s reaction to circumstances and to decide at that moment to say NO, and to then make the conscious decision to become aligned with the truth…the truth of each and every situation as it presents itself. I can handle it!

Below are some Quotes I have chosen to strengthen our resolve and inspire us through their truths to conquer and claim victory over our anxiety and fears.



Be Brave… Fear Is A Reaction… Courage Is A Decision

Courage Is Not Having The Strength To Go On… It Is Going On When You Don’t Have The Strength

It’s Easy To Stand In A Crowd. It Takes Courage To Stand Alone

Strength Is The Product Of Struggle, You Must Do What Others Don’t, To Achieve What Others Won’t

The Ultimate Measure Of A Man Is Not Where He Stands In Moments Of Comfort And Convenience, But Where He Stands At Times Of Challenge And Controversy

Don’t Be Afraid To Fail… Be Afraid Not To Try

Courage Is A Decision… Fear is But A Reaction To A Situationcourage for dream

Sometimes You Win… Sometimes You Learn

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm

When You Feel Like Quitting, Think About Why You Started

Strive For Progress… Not Perfection

It Takes A Lot Of Strength And Courage To Put The Past Behind You And Stand Up And Say, I Will Not Let This Define Me… To Push Forward And Create The Life That You Truly Deserve… And Not Focus On Bad Things That Life Handed You In The Past.

When You Face Difficult Times, Know They Are Not Sent To Destroy You… They’re Sent To Promote, Increase And Strengthen You

Courage Is Not The Absence Of Fear… Courage Is The Mastery Over Fear

Strength and Growth Come Only Through Continuous Effort And Struggle

No-one Can Save Us But Ourselves… No One Can And No One May… We Ourselves Must Walk The Path

Our Greatest Glory Is Not In Never Falling… But In Rising Every Time We Fall

You’re Allowed To Scream…You’re Allowed To Cry… But You Are Never Allowed To Give Up

Hardships Prepare Ordinary People… For An Extraordinary Destinybeautiful mauve flower

You Never Know How Strong You Are Until Being Strong Is The Only Choice You Have.

Our Greatest Weakness Lies In Giving Up… The Most Certain Way To Succeed Is Always To Try Just One More Time

A Hero Is An Ordinary Individual Who Finds The Strength To Persevere And Endure… In Spite Of Overwhelming Obstacles.

The Path From Dreams To Success Does Exist. May You Find It… Have The Courage To Get On it… And The Perseverance To Follow It

The Greatest Test Of Courage On Earth Is To Bear Defeat Without Losing Heart

Most Of The Important Things In The World Have been Accomplished By People Who have Kept On Trying… When There Seemed No Hope At All

We All Have More Courage Than We Ever Dreamed We Possessed

We All Have An Unsuspected Reserve Of Strength Inside… That Emerges When Life puts Us To the Test

Only Those Who Will Risk Going Too Far… Can Possibly Find Out How Far They Can Go

The Struggle You’re In Today Is Developing The Strength You Need For Tomorrow… Don’t Give Up

Courage Above All Things… Is The First Quality Of A Warrior

When Everything Seems To Be Going Against You, Remember That The Airplane Takes Off Against The Wind, Not With it

Some People Won’t Like You Just Because Your Strength Reminds Them Of Their Weakness… Don’t Let The Hate Slow You Downdefinition of courage-stand and salute

You Have To Be At Your Strongest… When You’re Feeling Your Weakest

That Which Does Not Kill Us… Makes Us Stronger

Through Adversity We Conquer

The Strongest People Are Not Those Who Show Strength In Front Of Us… But Those Who Win Battles We Know Nothing About

Not Everything That Is Faced Can Be Changed… But Nothing Can Be Changed Unless it is Faced

You Are Never Given Anything In This Life You Can’t Handle… Just be Strong And Keep Moving Forward.

When You Get Into A Tight Place And Everything Seems To Be Going Against You, Till It Seems As Though You Can’t Hang On A Minute Longer, Never Give Up Then… For That Is Just The Place And Time That The Tide Will TurnTime is right

The Task Ahead Of You Is Never Greater Than The Strength Within You

Make Up Your Mind That No Matter What Comes Your Way… No Matter How Difficult It may Seem… No Matter How Unfair… You, Will Do More Than Simply Survive… You, Will Thrive In Spite Of It

It’s Ok To Be Scared, Being Scared Means Your About To Do Something Really, Really Brave

Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do

Success Is Not final… Failure Is Not Fatal… It Is The Courage To Continue That Counts

We Learn That Courage Is Not Absence Of Fear, But The Triumph Over It. The Brave Man Is Not He Who Does Not Feel Afraid…But He Who Conquers That Fear.

Courage Is Being Scared To Death… But Saddling Up Anyway

You Have To Accept Whatever Comes… And the Only Important Thing Is That You Meet It With Courage… And With The Best, You Have To Give.

I really hope you can take something away from this post today, whether right now things are going along well or not. There will come a time in the not too distant future where we will have to face fear, it’s like the sun coming up in the morning.

I dearly hope that when that time comes there will be something that you will remember and that you can put into the strength to overcome-thank youaction. It is my deepest desire that we all live our lives to the fullest. to realise beyond the slightest doubt that we truly are creators and there is nothing the mind produces that we cannot overcome.

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My Love and Blessings to One and All




32 thoughts on “COURAGE TO OVERCOME-How to Conquer Self Doubt

  1. Dear Paul, what a beautiful article. Thank you so much for such an inspiring way of life. My sister is going through a really tough time at the moment and I think that your website is perfectly suited for her at this point in her life. I will redirect her to you immediately. 

    1. Dear Purdey.

      So nice to have you here and thank you. Inevitably we all face ‘tough’ times and if your sister is not at her best right now and I or my site has anything we can do I would be greatly honoured. Please let her know if I can be of any help at this time I would be privileged to offer any assistance.

      Warmest regards 


  2. What a great article, it’s very true that we all have those specific things that we are afraid of doing, maybe due to some historical experience on them, I really like the way you presented your information it’s free-flowing and a way for everyone to understand, I also believe that being aware of the issue is the first basic factor to consider then you can figure out the better way of handling it, I also like the way you defined every term leading to better understanding, I am sure to subscribe to your newsfeed to learn more about this and other related articles.

    Thank you.

    1. Hello Joy, Thanks for your kind words and feedback on my post. Once again it is simply a matter of being aware of what’s actually happening, but awareness is just the first step to change. We must have the desire for change then the determination and ten the persistence. Let’s all find the strength to overcome.



  3. Those are great positives you shared on let’s build courage for a change. And yes, it’s all in the decisions we make, the strength one has to eliminate obstacles in life and the courage to do that. Although sometimes it may appear easier said than done, I believe it starts with understanding yourself and learning the things you are capable of. Very often, I find myself trapped in the circle of self-doubt. I like what you’ve shared, and the lessons I learned here will go a long way, removing that self-doubt.

    Thank you for sharing 

    1. Hi Sipheni, I really appreciate your comment and the truth is that it is easier said than done. When we get that place where we have have had enough and we will no longer accept mediocrity, the tide will surely turn. That place is never a nice place but once you’ve reached it and you put into practice you will never settle again.

      Thanks Again…Paul

  4. Hey! I haven’t seen a post from you in a while, but I always look forward to reading them when they come across my radar. This one was no exception. With my journey into online entrepreneurship and affiliate marketing, conquering self-doubt is coming up again and again. It comes in the form of questions like, “Am I wasting my time here?” and “Who am I to offer expertise on this topic?” But like you say, “courage is a decision.” I find that my daily meditation practice has been huge in helping me make that decision to be courageous and continue walking my path every single day! 

    1. Hi there Tucker, Great to have crossed paths again. I can relate very much to your comment and the questions that come up are similar for all of us I’m sure. Great to hear you have some meditations going on and jus want you to know I’m with you all the way my friend.



  5. Courage comes with the ability to face tough decisions and see through them. In all that we are in this life, believing in yourself is undoubtedly beyond what we can neglect, it serves as a guide and motivation through storms. Its nice that you shared about your sister. You got a very useful piece here, thanks for sharing

    1. Hi King, Nice to have you here today and I really appreciate your comment. We all want to face every challenge with courage and we can, overwhelm is just a part of thinking about future events, we all need to stay grounded and focus on reality

      Best wishes Paul

  6. It’s not a new phenomenon that we’ll have stuff that we are so afraid to attempt, most times because of bad memories of our past experience with such stuff, thanks for this awesome article the way you have presented it has made it self explanatory and easy to understand by anyone, I believe that if one is aware of these issues,then it is a stepping stone to finding a solution has been made easier

    1. Hi David, Thanks for your kind words. If I have offered you or anyone else a stepping stone to a more fearless life than I am extremely grateful. Let’s all face our fears head-on and become unstoppable

      All the very Best Mate


  7. Hi buddy,
    I am in India, Even I am a little poor in grammar. The article “How to Conquer Self Doubt” is nice. It gives nice information about Conquer Self Doubt. The example of “release of the trigger and put the gun”, gives me the right way to conquer self douts. And I like concept of Don’t Be Afraid To Fail… Be Afraid Not To Try. Thanks for creating the great information and keep creating more information for the viewers use, your friend yoge

    1. Hello there Yoge, Great to hear from India, a great spiritual country that I long to visit one day. Glad you were able to relate to some of the subject matter. It’s so important to me as we all grow together.

      All the best my friend


  8. You have made many good points in this article on the subject of self doubt.  Acceptance of the presence moment allows us to feel what we feel and realize that fear is nothing but an illusion.  

    The only thing that keeps fear alive is our insistence on focusing on past and future thoughts.  There is no fear in the Now where our true Power resides.  

    When we accept What Is there is nothing to fear because we are actually experiencing the moment without projecting what may or may not occur.  You have made many good points in this article to assist people in releasing the thoughts and images which keep them stuck within an illusionary world.  

    I look forward to more of your inspiring thoughts and writings.  All the Best to You.

    1. Hello Joseph, I was really glad to read your thoughts and they pretty much sum up what has been said in the post. You are obviously aware of what’s going on and are one step ahead. Let’s spread the word

      Cheers Mate


  9. Hi, Paul.
    Thanks for sharing your views on conquering self-doubt – what an amazing article. You really made my day. Of late I have been really over conscious of the self-doubts revolving in my brain and resulting in the non-decisions. After reading your article most of my anxiety vanished and it helped me a lot. Thanks from the root of my heart, and looking forward to more such motivations.
    Warm Regards,
    Gaurav Gaur

    1. Dear Gaurav,

      I feel so blessed here right now as I read your comment. It is at the very core of what I am trying to achieve. I am not for one moment immune to self-doubt but being in constant awareness through my site gives me the advantage I need to overcome and defeat self-doubt.

      Bless you, my friend,


  10. I enjoyed this article on conquering self doubt which is something I’ve struggled with for many years that have prevented me from accomplishing some big life goals. I really like the quote about how courage is not the absence of fear but instead the ability to move forward despite the presence of it.

    There are many great quotes which are all very inspiring. Maybe I can turn them all into affirmations and say it aloud in front of the mirror everyday. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

    1. Hey Son, Join the self-doubt club none of us are immune to it, and we all struggle at times. As we come to an understanding of how our minds work we are able to make progress by changing our thoughts and beliefs one thought at a  time. As for making them into affirmations, I think that’s a great idea and honestly whatever you find that works grab it by the throat and put it into action. please let me know how you go.

      Allthe very best


  11. Thank you for your post. it is inspirational. There are so many fears in my life. Sometimes I don’t know what to do and waste a lot of time.

    Here comes your article. I particularly like your description: “Courage isn’t the absence of fear, it’s the ability to feel the fear and keep moving forward regardless, with the awareness that the fear isn’t real, but self-imposed from us wanting to control what the future has destined for us.”

    You are absolutely right that instead of focusing on fear, I need to focus on courage. I will practice my skill to build courage to move thing forward, instead sit there move-less. 

    It is kind of you sharing such a powerful message with us.

    1. hi Anthony and welcome back. I’m so glad you were able to gain some insights into yourself through my post. We all need to do what you have suggested, please stick with. It is possible to find ‘ the courage to overcome”

      Best wishes


  12. That is a great collection of sayings.  Some of those would be grand affirmations.  Perhaps I’ll select a couple and use them in that way.

    It seems that what you are talking about is a way to change your mindset.  The subconscious has a set of “rules” it has used for a long time.  Some of those are no longer what we wish with our conscious mind to believe, so we need to change them.  Having the belief that we can make our lives better; that we can change is important.  Having the commitment to our path that allows us to say “I will never give up” is an excellent way to find the strength and courage we need to reach our goals.

    1. Hello Fran, I always welcome you here with your words of wisdom and the belief that you mentioned is probably something I might need to add to this post. Thank you so much 
      Blessings to you


  13. Hello Paul, self doubt has a lot of deadly effects in our lives, attitudes, destiny and how we see things around us. Hence stumbling on an article like this is a huge plus for as many that have elements of self doubt in their lives. These quotes are powerful and uplifting. They lift up my Soul to another level of grace, strength and courage!

    All the best.

    1. Hey Mr Biizy, Nice to hear from you again and as usual you have inspired because you have been able to take something from my post. As usual, I wish you all the best, my friend


  14. Interesting article on how to conquer self doubt, fear and anxiety. I think all of us will be confronted by this at some point of time. Sometimes your worst fears will come true. A solution might lie in the way each of us will handle the issues that are put in our way. For myself I would like to do everything I can to change the circumstances, but if I cannot then I will accept the situation and go on living. This also reflects your saying to accept the truths around you. It will indeed help also when you realize that it could be your own programming for years. But you still have a choice whether to let go or do something about it. I like your recommendation to never ever give up!

    1. Hi Jerry, So glad to hear from you and your thoughts on the topic are very valuable to both me and my readers. As you mentioned sometimes simply to accept and then to surrender to what is and then move forward can greatly diminish the time trying to work out what we should do. Thanking you so much,


  15. Hi Paul,

    To be honest, I love to read your articles and there are many articles on your site that I read more than once.

    I wonder where and how you get these awesome quotes. Wow! Just amazing and inspiring! The timing of this post is amazing and it inspired and motivated me a lot. Your posts are always a great source of inspiration.

    One quote I read from your post that I believe will be great if you include it in this post is…

    Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.- Lao Tzu

    Thanks for the Great inspiring post! This has to be motivating, not only for me but also for many others.

    1. Hey Paul, Great to hear from you it’s been a while. You always show a great appreciation for my work and leave me inspired to carry on regardless. The quote from Lao Tzu you mentioned is a favourite of mine and you have reminded me of the power of simplicity sometimes with words. Blessings to you always my friend


  16. Hey Paul, Thanks for writing an inspirational article on conquer self-doubts. I am in the learning stage and took many things from this post. I will follow them in my day to day life. It changed my thinking process. I have written an amazing post to conquer our self-doubts. I got the definition of strength – -The ability to do something that frightens one. Strength in the face of pain or grief
    Thank you. Parveen

    1. Hello again Parveen, Always nice to hear from you and I hope things are moving forward for you as I write. We all have the challenges life presents to us and we all have to deal with them the best we can. I hope this was a worthwhile read and please put everything into practice and you WILL find ‘the strength to overcome’



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