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We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
-- Francois De La Rochefoucauld
 

 

Friday, August 30, 2002

Beyond doubt

The most reliable and effective way to conquer your doubts is with action. Whatever you’re seeking to accomplish or overcome, there will continue to be some doubt in your mind that you can do it, until you actually step forward and begin to do it.

The steps you take at first may be small, and seemingly insignificant. Yet those first steps are vital. They are the ones which begin to build your positive momentum. Those first steps are the ones which start to erase the most persistently lingering doubts.

From the very first effort, you’ll begin to replace doubt and fear with courage and confidence. And as you do that you’ll be paving the way for bigger, more ambitious steps forward. In this way, your positive actions and confidence will feed on each other to create an ever-expanding forward momentum. Soon the doubts will be left far behind.

As soon as you begin to take action, your doubts and fears will start to lose their power. Doubts can often seem overwhelming, yet your real and focused efforts will make those doubts less and less real, until they finally disappear completely.

— Ralph Marston

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