Originally Posted by Kevin
OK, so here's my question (and maybe it'll be addressed in the article's conclusion): How do you eliminate the natural confusion and doubt that comes with undertaking something big?
Are those of us who struggle with low self-esteem totally screwed, then? Sometimes I have days where it's a struggle to feel like I deserve what I want, even when it's something I know
Is it that truly successful people have never doubted themselves? Or that the key to success is ignoring the less confident voices in the back of your mind?
Following this logic, wouldn't the megalomaniacs always win?
(I'm not trying to be argumentative or confrontational here, so if I come off that way, sorry.
This is really just an aspect of IM that I've been struggling with.)
Kevin, it's a totally vaild point you raise, and your post doesn't come across as confrontational at all.
I can't answer whether truly successful people have never doubted themselves, but let me give you an example of where I'm at: if I can clearly picture something in my mind (an ideal job, or a house, for example), and it feels right TO ME, then the Universe seems to work with me, to make things happen - but only in the comfort zone I have at the time. I have yet to focus on large sums of money or palatial houses, because that's not something I have a need for right now.
Now, on the flipside, I am currently slightly overweight, and always have been, and I struggle to get a clear picture in my mind of myself at an ideal weight, because I don't know what that looks like on me. I could cut out all the pictures of slim models in the world and visualise, but if I don't really see MYSELF that way, then the message that I'm putting out to the Universe is a bit fuzzy...hence the results I get are fuzzy. Currently, I'm just making sure that the diet and exercise are in order, and I'm working on that mental image.
Apologies for the long post. I'm sure Steve will answer your questions more succinctly in "Part 2"!