Apr 282011
 
Crippling Self Doubt by Meredith Farmer

Have you ever had to struggle with self-doubt and fears? I am sure all of us have had this experience in our lives. While a little doubt is useful and healthy in guarding against complacency and overconfidence, too much doubt can be crippling. The problem with crippling doubt is that fear paralyzes our actions.

Instead of seizing opportunities, we hesitate. We do not trust our ability to go forth and shape our future. Instead of growing with wisdom and experience, we remain in our comfort zones. We are unwilling to risk failure and setbacks. Thus, when the crucial moments arise where we have no place to run or hide; is it any wonder that we experience crushing failure? Not only do doubts hinder us, it robs us of the opportunities to gain the experience needed to deal with problems. How then are we to deal with doubts in an effective manner?
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Jul 022010
 

I have always been a big fan of the underdog. I love stories where they struggle against great odds with courage and determination because it inspires hope. No matter how much hardship they face, they refuse to stay down or to give up. Written well, such stories are moving and instructional. One of my favourite underdogs is Rock Lee from the popular Naruto manga written by Kishimoto Masashi. Lee is a classic underdog with a pure heart. His slight goofiness only adds to his likeability. Today I will share why I like him.
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