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Faith & the Ocean of Doubt
The believer can only perfect his faith on the ocean of nihilism, temptation and doubt; he has been assigned the ocean of uncertainty as the only possible site for his faith. On the other hand the non...
Faith  Doubt  Benedict  Christianity  from notes
5 weeks ago by cubswn
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"out of all the aspects of millennial-bashing, i think the one that most confuses me is the “millennials all got trophies as a kid, so now they’re all self-centered narcissists” theory

like— kids are pretty smart, y’all. they can see that every kid on the team gets a trophy and is told they did a good job; they can also see that not every kid on the team deserves a trophy, and not everyone did do a good job

the logical conclusion to draw from this is not “i’m great and i deserve praise”— it’s “no matter how mediocre i am, people will still praise me to make me feel better, so i can’t trust any compliments or accolades i receive”

this is not a recipe for overconfidence and narcissism. it is a recipe for constant self-guessing, low self-esteem, and a distrust of one’s own abilities and skills.

where did this whole “ugh millennials think their so-so work is super great” thing even come from it is a goddamn mystery"
swanjolras  tumblr  generation  narcissism  self-esteem  doubt 
december 2018 by cluebucket
Dealing with Self-Doubt - Brendon Burchard
(Self) doubt is common for everyone (except sociopaths and super egomaniacs). Important steps to combat:

#1: Reframe confidence.

Don’t doubt your ability to achieve. Remember instead all the times you figured something out before, and then tell yourself: “I can figure things out. Give me enough time, energy, resources, mentorship, support, and I can figure anything out.”

(And sometimes you don’t get to have all the resources mentioned; that’s when you gotta hustle!)

#2: Show up with intention.

Define who you want to be. Start simple: define three words that you plan on being that day, e.g. “kind, funny, patient.”

Take it to the next level: define a 3x3 overview, of 1) three words that define you in relationship to yourself, 2) three words that define you in relationship to others, and 3) three words that define your success markers.

#3: Get clarity, get a plan, get momentum.

1. Get clarity on what you want to do
2. Plan your steps and actions
3. Develop momentum by creating small-time wins

Don’t be afraid to ask people for their thoughts & ideas, “if you were do to X, how would you go about it?” Learn together; just be respectful of their time and energy, and try to give back. (LF)

#4: Learn vs. judge.

Do a weekly Sunday review of yourself over the course of the week. Focus on LEARNING, not judging. What did your actions (and inactions) teach you about yourself, your work, other people, your perspectives, and so forth.
self_help  doubt  self_doubt  useful  important  LoveFirst  Brendon_Burchard 
october 2018 by KuraFire

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