43 Overcoming Doubt Quotes and Sayings

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Doubt can be one of the largest contributors to failure. Suffering from this defeatist attitude can be difficult to overcome. Here are some important doubt quotes and sayings that will help you to surpass this mentality in your life.

“A person’s greatest limitations are not genetic, but imposed by self-doubt, insecurities, indecision, and timidity.”

“A youth is susceptible to the influence of idealist notions. As a person ages, they notice a gap between their expectations and reality and they grow more pessimistic about the world and their ability to live up to the lofty notions that inspired a younger self.”

“All you’ve got to do is own up to your ignorance honestly, and you’ll find people who are eager to fill your head with information.”

“Always have faith in yourself and the universe, for one will not get you anywhere without the other. Both must be equally strong to reach your desires, for they are the wings that will lift you to your dreams.”

“Because of self-doubt, the fear of failure, or laziness, most people usually bite off way less than they can chew.”

“Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself. Believe in yourself, your abilities and your own potential. Never let self-doubt hold you captive. You are worthy of all that you dream of and hope for.”

“Believe in yourself, your abilities and your own potential. Never let self-doubt hold you captive. You are worthy of all that you dream of and hope for.”

“By fully experiencing and going beyond an emotional block – through the layers of doubt and fear – you experience the emotion of who you truly are.”

“Criticism is just someone else’s opinion. Even people who are experts in their fields are sometimes wrong. It is up to you to choose whether to believe some of it, none of it, or all of it. What you think is what counts.”

“Don’t let others tell you what you can’t do. Don’t let the limitations of others limit your vision. If you can remove your self-doubt and believe in yourself, you can achieve what you never thought possible.”

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”

“Erase self-doubt by working to build your strengths instead of focusing on your weaknesses.”

“Failure is a stripping away of the inessential.”

“Forgiving yourself can prove as difficult as licking a scab off your elbow.”

“I am desperately seeking love, but also desperately avoiding it.”

“I could keep going forever, listing all my flaws in order from the most innocuous to the least. I am afraid of spiders… I fall in love too easily… I have fierce spells of self-doubt.”

“I couldn’t trust my own emotions. Which emotional reactions were justified, if any? And which ones were tainted by the mental illness of BPD? I found myself fiercely guarding and limiting my emotional reactions, chastising myself for possible distortions and motivations.”

“I don’t believe anyone ever suspects how completely unsure I am of my work and myself and what tortures of self-doubting the doubt of others has always given me.”

“I had some ambition. I meant everything to be different with me. I thought I had more strength and mastery. But the most terrible obstacles are such as nobody can see except oneself.”

“I seek strength, not to be greater than other, but to fight my greatest enemy, the doubts within myself.”

“I want to drag knives over my skin, just to feel something other than shame, but I’m not even brave enough for that.”

“I write every day whether somebody pays me or not. I write every day whether or not self-doubt is kicking my ass. It’s what writers must do.”

“If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”

“Indecision and fear can cripple any chances of succeeding and lead to maelstroms of regret that fuel our most fantastic nightmares.”

“Insecurity is the lack of trust in your abilities and worth. When you enter into a secured state of consciousness, everything that helped boost your confidence will return.”

“Intellectually he understood perfectly what the problem was: guilt and doubt, the waste products of innocence and faith, inhibited him and filled him with self-loathing even at his own weakness in trying to be free of them.”

“It doesn’t matter if I’m off the beat. It doesn’t matter if I’m snapping to the rhythm. It doesn’t matter if I look like a complete goon when I dance.”

“It was one thing to believe in yourself, but quite another to bet.”

“It’s not a lack of opportunity around me. Rather, it’s a lack of faith within me.”

“Most haters are stuck in a poisonous mental prison of jealousy and self-doubt that blinds them to their own potentiality.”

“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.”

“Powerlessness is such a lure, such a poisonous lure.”

“Self-doubt and Depression are the real killers. The other are just pawns.”

“Some friends don’t understand this. They don’t understand how desperate I am to have someone say, I love you and I support you just the way you are because you’re wonderful just the way you are.”

“Sometimes, life doesn’t want to give you what you want. It’s not because you don’t deserve it, but because you deserve more.”

“The mental mist of ambiguity and the fog of ambivalence hamper human existence.”

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”

“The writer who loses his self-doubt, who gives way as he grows old to a sudden euphoria, to prolixity, should stop writing immediately: the time has come for him to lay aside his pen.”

“We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be obtained.”

“When our commitment is wavering, the best way to stay on track is to consider the progress we’ve already made. As we recognize what we’ve invested and attained, it seems like a waste to give up, and our confidence and commitment surge.”

“When someone is cruel, harsh, mean, to not take their words personally is one thing, but to hear the silent cry within those words is another.”

“Writing is finally about one thing: going into a room alone and doing it. Putting words on paper that have never been there in quite that way before.”

“You do not need to pay attention to those voices within you that create pain, or make you feel less competent, smart or able.”

Doubt is a destruction of dreams. Having faith in yourself is a great way to take initiative and finally seek success.

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