Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will

When you enter the academic world as a Ph.D. student, you are full of motivation. You are confident about your knowledge, abilities, and capacities. Quickly, you start wondering on all of them. Am I good enough? Will I be able to solve it? Will I ever graduate?

You are taking opinions, and criticism too personally. You start thinking you are not good enough and you don’t deserve it. Let me tell you: YOU ARE COMPLETELY WRONG!

You try to shut up your inner voice by pulling more than expected, make full of personal sacrifices, feel the pressure to show you are relevant. However, then you fail again. You try and fail until you don’t accept yourself.

Self-doubts are just monsters in your head that keep you out from the solution by forcing yourself on negative thinking, don’t feed them with pessimistic thoughts. Hold your mind healthful and positive even at the bottom of the well. At least you know you cannot fall lower. Use this to start climbing again.

Never get lost in the comparison trap, you are different from others the same way they differ from you, and it doesn’t mean you are better or worst, you are genuine. The only competitor you should take into account is the best version of yourself.

Remember that you can always earn it. Just keep your mind positive and fight hard to win your prize. When you reach it, celebrate it, even if is a modest win, it is YOUR win, and YOU DESERVE IT.

I’d love to know what you thought of this post. How do you overcome yourself when feeling mental struggling?


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6 Replies to “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will”

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    large amount of work? I’ve no understanding of coding but
    I had been hoping to start my own blog in the near future, I’m in the field of IA too.

    Anyhow, I’ve been following you since Tech Girl and Gemma’s Vision, and I love the way you blog. I know this is a little out of topic but, should you have any recommendations or techniques for new bloggers please share?


    1. Hey Joanna!, first of all, I want to apologize for the very late reply. You really put me in tears, that were my very beginning project and for me is really awesome that you followed me since that time and you never contact me or any until now. I’m very happy to meet you finally! THANK YOU JOANNA to be that great human being!

      Regarding your question, for now, I don’t have any plan on posting about blogging but maybe in the not-so-near future, I’ll will. I recommend you to start with a self-hosted WordPress and free templates and so… later if you are enjoing it, purchase for premium content in sites like Creative Market.

      Hope I have been useful! Thanks for spreading love! Wish you all the best this 2019!

  2. Hello,

    I saw your tweets and thought I will check your website. Have to say it looks really nice!
    I’m also interested in this topic + have recently started my journey as a young entrepreneur.

    I’m also looking for the ways to keep motivated and not fall into a depression on the early stage of it.

    I have subscribed to your newsletter. 🙂

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Jan Zac

    1. First of all, sorry for the late reply. But, WOW Jan, that’s a great step! I wish all the best for you in this new stage of your life as well as a happy and abundant 2019. Thanks for the subscription, hope to see you soon around here too!

      PS: I would love if you contact me in the contact section and explain me further about your project.

  3. I’m not sure why but this blog really got me. As a female researcher surviving as PhD student in the field of maths I really love to find the voice of brave females like your which also struggle and keep on their feet at the same time, I found your blog from Instagram and Acedemology page, will follow you there for more updates!

  4. Hello Ophelia, thanks for your comment and sorry for the late reply! I’m happy you are enjoying my blog, apart from machine learning I plan to post every 2 Mondays about what motivates me in keeping working hard. Hope to see you here and on Instagram, have a great new year! xoxo

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