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Self-Doubt Symptoms

Mel Robbins

FAST CLASS: How to Break the Habit of Self-Doubt and Build Real Confidence

Mel Robbins

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9. Self-Doubt Symptoms

Lesson Info

Self-Doubt Symptoms

so the force traps of self doubt. This was really eye opening for me when I started to think about, um, self doubt as action and I started to think about confidence as an action that you take and I got it out of the realm of I feel Delta. I feel insecure. I feel confident because the feelings come and go. But if we can marry these skills to actions that you take, you win. Okay, So let's look at the same model, the golden rule of habits for how self doubt is gonna get replaced and they're going to start identifying the traps. So oh, wow. I feel really nervous about something. So Wu, my habit is to overthink. And then I start to doubt myself. The next thing you know, I'm hiding and I'm hesitating, and I'm doing all these things. And so instead of doing that, we're going to train you to take action. What you gonna do? You gonna go 54321 That's the behavior you're in a and then your to do that thing you're scared to death to do. That's what you're gonna do on What's gonna happen over the ...

time is that we're actually gonna replace the habit of self doubt and feeling stuck and paralyzed with the habit of trying. You're going to see yourself becoming the kind of person that takes action when normally you would freeze and doubt yourself. This is another really critical point that I want you to understand, and I said it earlier, but I just want to say it again right here. You can't think your way to this stuff. You have to act your way. You cannot think positive and build your business. You have to actually take action. You cannot change your pricing structure by thinking positive. You have to just do it. And this is how using the science of habits and using a starting ritual that super powerful that you actually catch yourself when you start to doubt and trigger bad action and interrupt that and replace it with the courage and the confidence to try and to keep moving forward. So let's talk about the four traps of self doubt hesitating, hiding, being hypercritical and helpless. And yes, I spent hours trying to figure out for each is It's true because I wanted this to be perfect for you. Um, so one thing that I love, I love this saying, if you have a problem that can be solved with action, you don't have a problem. This is really important. One. If you have a problem that can be solved with action, you do not have a problem. This goes back to our definition of self doubt. It's the decision not to try every single problem that you have, Whether you don't make the money that you want or your relationship isn't great, I guarantee you there is one or two actions that you know you should be doing that you are deciding not to do.

Class Description


  • Use Mel Robbins’ five-second rule to stop negative thoughts and change your life for the better.
  • De-escalate anxiety and agitation.
  • Create mental scripts that help you overcome typical situations that get you into trouble and prevent you from acting.
  • Overcome your mental blocks and change the way you think about things.


Are you plagued by the imposter syndrome—thinking that your accomplishments aren’t real and that you’re secretly a fraud and a failure? Do you have crippling anxiety and bad habits that are ruining your chances of achieving your goals? Does your low self-esteem and negative past experience influence your thought patterns? Do you fall into the trap of self-pity that keeps you from seeing positive outcomes? If so, you’re definitely not alone.

If you want to get over these persistent, sometimes agonizing problems so you can gain a new perspective and make real, positive changes in your life, this course can help you do it. Mel Robbins is one of the most sought-after motivational instructors in the world. She’s been trusted by global brands to design and deliver life-changing, interactive experiences that inspire change, challenge thinking, encourage self-love, and accelerate personal and professional growth.

  • Understand the science behind how self-doubt effects you.
  • Learn and discover ways to overcome self-doubt and have fewer negative emotions.
  • Build your self-esteem and competency skills.
  • Shed your irrational fears, stop undervaluing yourself, and quiet the inner critic.
  • Get out of your comfort zone, quiet the negative voices, and stop practicing habits of hesitation.
  • Stop hiding, being hypercritical, and feeling helpless so you can move forward and discover the path to achieve your creative endeavors.

Mel will give you concrete, actionable advice and steps you can practice to help you stop living with the constant worry that plagues and cripples your daily life. By showing you how to overcome self-doubt and build self-confidence, Mel will help you build the confidence you need to realize your dreams, whether it’s starting your own business, losing those 15 pounds that are weighing you down, or finding true love from a partner. After this class, you’ll better understand your patterns, what to do to break unhealthy habits, act with courage, self-compassion, and overcome self-doubt so you can get what you want out of life.


  • People from all walks of life, even successful people, who want to overcome the self-doubt and the fear of failure that is holding them back and preventing them from accomplishing their dreams.
  • Those who want to gain more self-confidence so they can go after what they’re worth in their career.
  • People who want to develop stronger, deeper and more meaningful relationships and be their best selves.

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maria manolaros

Looking to build some more confidence and push through the imposter feeling I have trying to sell myself as a self taught artist. Happy to say I use the 54321 rule a lot and I didn’t know it. I call it my what have I got to loose rule. I also learned some new techniques and good “habits” to keep my day on track and prepare myself against any fear or anxiety I may encounter when powering through my day. A great motivator, Mel keeps it simple with advice and tips backed by proven scientific research . Highly recommend this

Joshua WAlters

I feel so called out! And that's a really good thing!