The Verywell Mind Podcast How to Stop Letting Self-Doubt Hold You Back By Amy Morin, LCSW, Editor-in-Chief Published on December 03, 2021 Print Verywell / Julie Bang Table of Contents View All Table of Contents Friday Fix: Episode 126 More About the Podcast Every Friday on The Verywell Mind Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, shares the “Friday Fix”—a short episode featuring a quick, actionable tip or exercise to help you manage a specific mental health issue or concern. Subscribe Now: Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Google Podcasts Friday Fix: Episode 126 Maybe you find yourself doubting whether you are actually good enough for someone you’re dating. Or maybe you second guess whether you’re able to fulfill your role at work. Self-doubt can creep in at any time about all sorts of things. And most of us aren’t sure how to deal with those nagging thoughts. Sometimes we run those thoughts by a friend or family member in hopes they’ll give us some reassurance. At other times, we believe our doubts and don’t give ourselves a fair chance. But self-doubt is something everyone deals with. Even people who look completely confident on the outside often question themselves on the inside. Fortunately, though, you don’t have to let self-doubt get in your way. And you don’t need to wait until you eliminate it to do your best. You can embrace it and manage it in a way that turns self-doubt into an advantage. On today’s Friday Fix, I share the strategies you can use to deal with self-doubt. So whether you’re doubting your attractiveness or you’re doubting your ability to be good at your job, here are some surefire strategies that can help. More About the Podcast The Verywell Mind Podcast is available across all streaming platforms. If you like the show, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews and ratings are a great way to encourage other people to listen and help them prioritize their mental health too. Download the Transcript Links and Resources Follow Amy Morin on Instagram Check out Amy’s books on mental strength Watch Amy’s TEDx Talk, The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong How to Exude Confidence If You Liked This Episode You Might Also Like These Episodes: How to Believe in Yourself With IT Cosmetics Founder Jamie Kern Lima Friday Fix: How to Get Yourself in the Best Emotional State for Different Circumstances Secrets to Being Confident With Best-Selling Author Heather Monahan Ask a Therapist: How Can I Improve My Self-Esteem? By Amy Morin, LCSW, Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, is the Editor-in-Chief of Verywell Mind. She's also a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and international bestselling author. Her books, including "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," have been translated into more than 40 languages. Her TEDx talk, "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong," is one of the most viewed talks of all time. See Our Editorial Process Meet Our Review Board Share Feedback Was this page helpful? Thanks for your feedback! What is your feedback? Other Helpful Report an Error Submit Speak to a Therapist Online Advertiser Disclosure × The offers that appear in this table are from partnerships from which Verywell Mind receives compensation.