37 Quotes About Second Guessing Yourself


Not everything is going to be as you may expect it to be. Second guessing yourself can also lead you down a road of second chances. These quotes about second guessing yourself is a reminder to where your boundaries should be.

“Accept the fact that you’re an artist and stop second-guessing yourself. Just do it.”

“Advancing towards a person’s dreams with confidence enables a person to move beyond restrictive boundaries and meet with uncommon success.”

“All my big mistakes are when I try to second-guess or please an audience. My work is always stronger when I get very selfish about it.”

“Don’t keep a man guessing too long – he’s sure to find the answer somewhere else.”

“Hindsight alone is not wisdom. And second-guessing is not a strategy.”

“History is mostly guessing; the rest is prejudice.”

“I always second-guess what I am doing.”

“I am not going to second-guess my old battlefield comrades from Iraq and Afghanistan; each has his own reason for what he has done.”

“I question every move. I’m constantly second-guessing myself.”

“I second-guess and overthink and rethink every single thing that I do.”

“I second-guess myself all the time. I make a decision and then wonder if I made the wrong choice.”

“I think a good friend, to me, is all about trust and loyalty. You don’t ever want to second-guess whether you can tell your friend something.”

“I try not to second-guess editors; they’re the clients, and I have no expectation that my strip is going to make it into every paper every day.”

“If you don’t second-guess yourself, then you are not trying to get better.”

“If you want to build an open source project, you can’t let your ego stand in the way. You can’t rewrite everybody’s patches, you can’t second-guess everybody, and you have to give people equal control.”

“If you’ve got to second-guess talking to a teammate, what you have will never work.”

“I’m not going to allow myself to second-guess projects. I’m just going to do the ones that I fully love and believe in – that’s a real privilege.”

“Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.”

“It’s different being a director. I suppose, especially if it’s a story you’ve written and you feel compelled to tell, in some ways it’s a lot easier than acting because you’re orchestrating the piece. As an actor, sometimes you’re trying to second-guess what people want.”

“Managers have people second-guessing them all the time.”

“Normally, when I’m not performing or stealing, I second-guess myself; I have doubts.”

“Nothing matters but the facts. Without them, the science of criminal investigation is nothing more than a guessing game.”

“Risk is the sort of word that is easy to discuss upfront but tough to handle when it comes time to pay the piper. There will always be some who wimp out and second-guess when the pain hits, but that is a childish reaction.”

“Something I learned as an actor was which scenes needed to be rehearsed and which actors are good with rehearsal, which actors learn from it, and which ones grow stale because they start to second-guess themselves.”

“The best people are always the worst. They drive everyone mad by being so good at second-guessing everything bad.”

“The thing is, I’ve been writing for a long time now, trying to be a poet for the last 40 years, and it’s still very difficult not to second-guess myself when reading my own work.”

“There’s a huge part of me that’s thinking about perfection. I have to fight that urge, to try to live in the moment, reach for something that I might be hearing, and not second-guess myself.”

“Things change all the time, and they’ll probably never be the same again. Its just the natural evolution of the human condition. Things change, and whatever it is is what it is. I mean, you try to start second guessing that, you either get rich or die broke.”

“To be intuitive is to possess a godly characteristic: to be bad at second-guessing the good.”

“We do not know what is on the other side of the storm.”

“When people don’t trust you, they may walk with you but they second guess every step you take- don’t believe what you say is what you mean…”

“When you’re a father, you know exactly where your heart really is. There’s no question of it, no doubt. That part of your life has no second guessing.”

“Writing comedy is an exposing thing because you’re putting yourself on the line with every joke you write, and although you can’t second-guess an audience, if you want to be successful, you have to write stuff people like.”

“You can’t second-guess baseball. You can’t second-guess yourself.”

“You can’t second-guess your audience. You can only do what you think is right. If you do that, your audience will appreciate you.”

“You may not be able to convince everyone around you that you’re doing the right thing, but you don’t have to subject yourself to endless second-guessing from others, either.”

“You mustn’t take what I say as gospel because no one can second-guess the future.”

There are many times in life where it can be difficult to be 100 percent sure in a decision you make. It is perfectly natural to second guess yourself, but knowing when that time should be is best.

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