There are those that say that doubt kills dreams; I agree in part. While doubt can really dim our inner lights if not kept in check, I think that we can actually gain heaps from questioning ourselves.
I like people who question themselves because I think they really know themselves. (Overconfidence gives me the collywobbles and gets me signalling for the sick-bucket). I question myself a lot in my everyday life and sometimes people rather shortsightedly see this as self-doubt. It’s not….not really.
To me, questioning myself is my way of reevaluating my motives, actions and ideas. And by the end of it, I feel that I have a stronger grasp on the stuff that actually matters and have a clearer perspective on what I am doing and where I am heading. Yeah, I will probably question myself over and over again along the way but all that dialogue (or is it a monologue?), helps me know myself better and that is where a healthy sort of confidence lies no? You don’t have to agree with me.
Overcoming doubt is the real trick. Maybe questioning ourselves is a way to conquer it. Maybe not. But The prize for doing so is something closer to wisdom, honesty and a more solid peaceful sort of confidence.