4. Challenge your beliefs about yourself. If you're one of the gazillions of self-doubters whose inner dialogue includes statements such as I can't, I'm not good enough, I don't have the talent, I'm too old, scared, shy, lazy, incompetent, _______ (fill in the blank), stop right now and ask yourself: "Is this belief really true?" Chances are it's something you gleaned during childhood that has no basis in reality. Identifying negative ideas about ourselves helps to free us from acting on them.
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