Doubting Yourself At Work? It Might Be Good For You

Here’s when self-doubt is good for you at work.

 
Doubting Yourself At Work? It Might Be Good For You
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Many rich and famous personalities admit to bouts of self-doubt. From Lady Gaga to Amir Khan, from Mark Zuckerberg to Serena Williams, all have admitted to feelings of self-doubt at some point or the other in their lives.

So, when you feel that you are not doing enough, or feel like you might be sidetracked for someone better at work, these self-doubts could actually be good for you, if you turn them into opportunities.

Here’s when a moment of self-doubt can help you at work.

Motivates To Learn

Self-doubt is a great motivator to learn something new and grow at your work. Without it, your skills and knowledge would stagnate. There’s nothing like a little self-doubt to spur you to put in more effort, try harder, or pick up some extra training to stay fresh.

Sushmita Padhi, a Content Writer at SRV Media, says, “Self-doubt motivates me to upgrade my skills. It pushes me to try harder. Furthermore, doubting myself once in a while persuades me to look at an issue from all angles. A healthy dose of self-doubt only helps you grow as a professional.”

Keeps You Grounded

After a great victory at work, it is important not to let it go to your head. Any achievement is not a solo feat. It requires the help and support of your team and colleagues. So, self-doubt keeps you grounded and humble. This is an important aspect to remain a team player.

The movie ‘The Iron Lady’ shows how Margaret Thatcher grew through self-doubt to become the greatest Prime Minister of England
The movie ‘The Iron Lady’ shows how Margaret Thatcher grew through self-doubt to become the greatest Prime Minister of England

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Trigger Honest Conversations

Self-doubt is also a moment to realise that you need to have an honest conversation with your boss about your work performance and career growth prospects. Remaining in a comfort zone could be a fallacy when you actually need to acknowledge the red flags.

So, if you doubt yourself next time at work, take your head up and deal with it as an opportunity to better your situation.