I QUIT. Yes that’s right I Quit I have had enough. When enough is enough you have to let it go. Don’t look so shocked we have all quit stuff over the years, I have quit softball, I have quit smoking (thank God) and I have even quit biting one fingernail called stumpy. So what am I quitting this time. This time I quit self doubt.
Self doubt has been a useless friend of mine over the years. A friend that is not really a very good friend at all. Self Doubt has sat there and told me I am a fraud for years. Which is probably why I smoked for so long. So it’s finally sayonara to you my old friend.
Self doubt you don’t get to tell me anymore that I am a fraud. I have proved you wrong so many, many times in my life and now. Finally after 40 years of you showing up to mess with my head are no longer needed or wanted. In high school you told me I was dumb and I failed school but then after I left school I knew you were wrong. I went back to school and got my Bachelor in Arts majoring in Psychology and even went on to get a Graduate Diploma in Education. Which spins me out as you always told me I was a bad speller. Which is still a touch true. But doesn’t mean I am dumb.
Then when I did get my Grad Dip and became a teacher, you told me I wasn’t a real teacher. That I couldn’t manage the class. Self doubt made me believe this was true and after having the class from hell I quit after a year. Then after a few years I returned to teaching. Self doubt you were wrong again. I am, in fact, a great teacher, I am organised, I have excellent time management skill and developed fantastic behaviour management skills. You no longer rule my doubts in teaching.
Lastly I started my own business. The business is slow to start and takes a lot of time. Self doubt you have been whispering in my ear again the same, old, tired and stupid messages of self doubt, fraud, not good enough, and not enough knowledge to know what you are doing. Well it’s time for you to go. Self Doubt you have been eliminated. I can’t stand the messages anymore. They quite simply are too old and too tired. Or maybe I am too old and too tired to care. I have proved you wrong, time and time again. My others friends determination, strength, guts and drive have kicked your butt many times and they are the ones I now are listening to.
Good riddance to bad friends.
How about you? Do you need to quit some unwanted friends? Who are they?