Self-Doubt is a Disease

Self-Doubt is a mental disease, a silly disease, a belief disease.

It is probably THE most common “human disease.”

Watch the video and see what YOU think.

The Project:

  • Website, with Video blog, exploring the problems of “Self-Doubt” and why it really is apt to call it a “Disease;” online interviews with “healthy self” researchers/teachers/recognized authorities.
  • Producing a successful book for a broad, mainstream audience.
  • This would be a “culture-help/self-help” project, with a research element supporting “the mental skills” necessary for curing oneself of this pernicious, debilitating disease — the purpose of the research (supported with stories) would be to help build readers/viewers’ beliefs in their own power to cure themselves

Current Topic Headings & Sub-headings:

Diagnosing the Disease

Self-Awareness is the Most Effective Diagnostic Tool

The 101 Most Common Symptoms of Self-Doubts

Feedback is the 2nd Most Effective Diagnostic Tool

Finding the Cure Within

The Top 21 Strategies for Curing Self-Doubt

Autonomy Strategies

Relatedness Strategies

Competence Building Strategies

Preventing Relapse

Staying Healthy

Conscious Strategies for Preventing Relapse

The Main Message:

  • You are you.  You’re not a “half you” or a “75% you”; you’re always 100% you,” and you’ve always been 100% you from the moment of your birth.  You’re not a “future you”, nor a “past you;”  You’re always the “now you.”
  • You can think that you’re not good enough; that you should be different; that other people are better than you; that you’re not finished yet; but those are only thoughts.  It’s not true. You can’t be different than you. Self-Doubt is a Thinking Disease, a Mental Disease, a Belief Disease.
  • Doubting your abilities, your skill, in any area of your life is not doubting your self.  Self-doubt is any judgment or doubt about your inherent value as a human being — doubting your “good-enough-ness” as a unique separate, whole, human being — doubting your “life value” in relation to other people or in relation to some imagined “perfect-ness” standard.
  • You can not like some aspect of yourself or your skill level without “doubting yourself,” but when you judge what you don’t like about yourself as “bad” or “wrong” or “defective” or “not-good-enough,” you ARE doubting yourself and your inherent value as a human being.
  • Doubting your value as a human being, your “good-enough-ness,” is psychologically untenable, so it’s very difficult to even know you’re doing it — more likely than not, if you suffer from the disease of self-doubt, you will have developed psychological defense mechanisms to avoid feeling/being aware of your fears and doubts that you’re not “good enough.”

Target Audiences:

Anyone. Everyone.  It’s such a common disease — maybe even more common than the “common cold” — yet it’s way more preventable, avoidable, curable, than the “common cold.”

Parents

Teachers

Coaches

Religious Leaders

The Media

Ideal Team:

A non-fiction writer or science writer who resonates with the potent message of SELF-DOUBT IS A DISEASE , who wants to work collaboratively with LGIBooks’ unique audio-system for developing content, who would be skilled and eager to do the researching and interviewing necessary for integrating/synthesizing the most relevant research that supports these profound, yet basic, relationship skills.

A psychotherapist who specializes in “self-awareness health” who resonates with the simple, yet profound message of SELF-DOUBT IS A DISEASE and wants to make it a focus of his/her therapy and teach these principles to a broad audience (speaking, videos, online classes)

A scientist/researcher (Ph.D. level in any discipline related to “human nature science”), either already involved in some facet of research related to these principles or who is interested in “going deeper” with specific research devising programs to teach the specific “attention/attitude/mental skills” for “curing” oneself of self-doubt, and then testing the effectiveness in self-worth, self-esteem, self-confidence/competence

A teacher/educator who wants to “Educate the Culture” about these principles — could be a teacher to the culture in the broadest sense or a teacher/educator in one or more of our niche areas (see above in Target Audiences)

A publishing professional who sees the success potential of this project or who is intrigued enough to want to know more