Lately I’ve been thinking about self-doubt and the role it’s played in my own life.
There’ve been many times over the years when I’ve been sure I’ve been taken hostage by an alternate version of myself. One that’s racked with self-doubt. One who literally drives herself crazy with, ‘Should I or shouldn’t it? Is this right for me or is this wrong for me?’
Over the years I’ve come to realise that the reason I’m so good at self-doubt 😉 is that I’m very good at seeing both sides of an argument. I’m also good at debate. It’s a quality that was in fact, hugely helpful in the legal profession.
It can also be helpful in business. Here’s how; doubtful/risk averse people are very unlikely to run a business into the ground. They’ve probably seen potential risk well in advance of it actually impacting on the business, and they’re likely … [Read More...]