Self-doubt and going for it anyway!

What does your doubt look like?  What does it feel like? Sound like?  Maybe it has a name or voice from your past?  If you dissect it, where does it originate and why?   

In my experience, most of us have self-doubt to varying degrees.  I guess if we get curious about it comes down to fear; fear of failure, rejection, looking stupid, being “found out”. 

I recently was listening to an interview of a very successful person who was receiving an incredibly prestigious award.  Almost immediately, this winner spoke of self-doubt and wanting to use the award money to just take a breather.  The award money would help provide time to build up this person’s health and self- confidence.  What?  This person had it all!  They were a winner!  They received $800,000 to do whatever they wanted.  They had proved themselves to be brilliant!  What more reassurance do they need?  Huh… I needed time to think about this…  How do you win one of the most prestigious awards in the country and still struggle with self-doubt?  Do we all struggle with self- doubt?  And, if we do, how do some of us break through the self-doubt and go for it anyway?!  What drives some to share their gifts and others to hide? I say it is a mix of courage, generosity and audacity. 

 What does the world lose if you hide? 

More importantly, as you fill yourself with


What does the world gain if you go for it anyway?

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Julie Engh Peters

Julie is a relationship and well-being coach. She owns Deep Roots Life Coaching in Missoula, MT. She is also a fruit farmer, a wife and a mom. She loves working with people and helping them to achieve their goals, hopes and dreams. She also loves spending time with her family and eating yummy fruit.


You can live a full, deep and abundant life. I would be honored to help you get there! ​