Originally Posted by Eduard E
I say ask yourself: why do I believe in these goals? Find out the reasons and make sure these are all rational reasons, anchored in reality.
If you have no strong reasons, then self doubt is good. It's telling you that you are daydreaming and being unrealistic.
If you have strong reasons to believe in your goals, then work on sinking them into your mind every time you have doubts.
What an excellent post. There is such a common theme here to squash all doubt and trample over it. The general advice is think positive, don't be fearful and keep looking up.
Why can't doubt, like fear, be viewed as a friend when dealt with in the framework that Eduard suggests? This is a PD forum and should have groundings in reality. If your goal was to become an astronaut (and for circumstances known to you, that's unrealistic) it makes no sense to break down goals to achieve it. Setting smaller goals of buying a spacesuit, learning about zero gravity and so forth will still be pointless and a waste of time if the final goal is not realistic.