Moving Beyond Self Doubt

Dan Roseann

Self doubt can cause many of us to be held back from following our dreams and aspirations. FamilyAffaires.com Contributor, Dr. Dan Gottlieb shares his tips and advice on how to move beyond self doubt.  The first thing that is most important is to understand that self doubt has a cycle.  It usually begins with what Dr. Dan calls “mind chatter”.

Another name for mind chatter is racing thoughts.  When we are anxious our mind tends to race and wander.  Instead of dealing with reality and the here and now we allow our thoughts to run off into the “what ifs”.  Dr. Gottlieb says the first step to conquering self doubt is to change your relationship with mind chatter. Distinguish between a racing mind and reality.  Focus on what is happening in the moment.

Listen and watch to learn more great tips from Dr. Dan and his theory on “using a flashlight”.

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About Dan Gottlieb

Dr. Dan Gottlieb has been practicing psychology since 1969.Since 1985, Daniel Gottlieb has been hosting “Voices in the Family,” an award-winning mental health call-in radio show aired on WHYY 90.9 FM, Philadelphia’s local public radio station. He has also previously published a total of four books. His most recent, “The Wisdom of Sam: Observations on Life from an Uncommon Child,”. In it, Dan tells of some of the remarkable insights shared by his grandson Sam who is on the autism spectrum. All of his royalties are donated to children’s charities. Dan is also a contributor to the Dana & Christopher Reeves Foundation.

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