Do Self-Doubt and Indecision Impact Health, Wellness, and Wellbeing?

They do. You, however, are empowered to change that.

Murray "MJ" Blehart
5 min readJun 6, 2024

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I strive to be less doubtful about who I am and to do better with making decisions about my life. Yet I still question if I’m deserving of this. I doubt myself and my ability to do the things I desire to do. This in turn can make me indecisive, and I get stuck in uncertainty.

Self-doubt comes from many places. Perceived failures, discipline or lack thereof, poor choices, disproven beliefs, mistakes, miscommunication, and a lack of outside validation. It’s unfortunately easy to blame those outside forces for causing self-doubt, but this is totally an inside job.

If I am doubting myself, then it’s all on me. The only person inside my head, heart, and soul is me. Nobody else can think for me unless I magically give up my free will and let them.

As if that’s not enough of a complication, focusing on the things that I am doubting about myself draws more things. If the self-talk in my head is too negative it’s not very productive. I berate myself, see my flaws, and get upset with mistakes, missteps, and perceived failures too easily.

Self-doubt is a liar

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Murray "MJ" Blehart

I explore mindfulness, positivity, philosophy, & conscious reality creation. I love to help & inspire. And I also write sci-fi/fantasy. http://www.mjblehart.com