Second Guessing

4 min readNov 30, 2021

Yup, that’s me

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I could literally read the same date and time over and over because when the anxiety hits, I second guess myself. It’s made me fail tests I’ve studied for. It’s not a mechanism that helps me in any way and I wish I didn’t do it. Seriously, I’d second guess my own name if someone applied enough pressure. So I’m going to look up some articles and we are going to work on this together. So here it is,

How to stop second guessing yourself

Let’s start with quote from

I think there are two parts to each of us: who we are day to day, and who we are in our broader intentions. Second-guessing comes when the smaller part — the one that is at the effect of everything — is afraid of the greater part that’s forging a new way. - Sonya Derian

Forging the way is so scary for me. There’s more than one way to do things. I get it. But why does it have to be so hard? What comes to mind though is Thoreau’s work where he talks about how the path is worn so quickly. I think that metaphor works here. The first time is hard work and people are gunna doubt you which doesn’t make it easier but once you go through it the first time, the path gets a bit more warn each time you try again. So here’s forging new paths and learning all of life’s most important things on the way.




A writer and sensitive realist who takes risks with the intention of progress