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In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
-- Robert Frost


Tuesday, May 4, 1999

The voice of doubt

You say you’re ready for the challenge, but in the back of your mind you have serious, nagging doubts. There’s a little voice that keeps popping up, reminding you of your self-imposed limitations.

You may be able to convince the rest of the world, but if you cannot win over the little voice in the back of your mind, it will stop you cold.

The way to assuage that little voice is by sheer will and repetition. Every time it says “no you can’t” you must immediately tell it “yes I can!” You allowed that little voice to take hold, and you have the power to change it.

In the past, you’ve told yourself or been told you can’t do it so many times that your doubt has taken on a life of its own. Now you must give life to your confidence. Know you can do it. Tell yourself, over and over again, that you can do it. With enough repetition, you’ll begin to truly believe it and the doubt will surely fade.

Change the cruel, whining voice of doubt to a resounding chorus of confidence.

— Ralph Marston

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