Let’s begin by exploring the concept of self-doubt. Self-doubt is a state of uncertainty in which people become immobilized and cannot move forward. Stumped, stymied, frustrated, and blocked are some of the many words clients use to describe the mental state that self-doubt represents. It implies that we are somehow unwilling or unable to act on something or move toward a goal that we are striving to accomplish. We have a destination but are unable to reach it.
How a Coach Can Help With Self-Doubt
So how does one address these roadblocks? As a coach, I support my clients in two ways:
- First, I help them to clarify their goals.
- Next, I encourage their self-belief in what they are capable of accomplishing.