Each and every one of us has a foundation in truth, yet we all have a set of beliefs that we always feel the need to defend.
We are compelled to defend our belief system because it is safe and familiar to us, even if we know deep down that our thoughts and beliefs are limiting our experience of the world and keeping us stuck in mediocrity.
In the awareness that so often in our lives we could have been and done so much more we despise this mediocrity and yet, as if we are trapped, there never seems to be a release. We lash out in anger to express the frustration of our experience of non-achievement. The small issues amass huge importance as we find fault in every aspect of our day-to-day experience. Truly and in so many ways we are doing nothing more than fuelling an over-imaginative mind that knows so much more is available and yet seems totally out of reach.
Frustrated and lost, the experience goes from one of hope to one of self-doubt and guilt. There is nothing sadder than seeing self doubt express itself through criticism of the people that are closest to you. We all have the capability to destroy ourselves and make destitute the relationships founded on love and understanding. This is the sadness of a tortured soul destroying itself in total belief that somehow it never had a chance.
In short, we all have to teach ourselves to let go of the ritual of self captivity. The fundamental view of opportunity is there for all of us to see and yet, blinded by an apparent reality founded in a limited perception of the world, we fail to see beyond a recurring history of failure and its themes.
Teach your self at each opportunity that you can reduce the impact and magnitude of doubt as you start to focus on the true release from all your limitations. In plain and simple language, start to see your self as having a real worth, a real value and a real contribution to make in everything that you do. Be conscious of the world you live in but not consumed by the doubt that will be continuously a part of existence.
Learning means change and change can lead us to feel extremely vulnerable. Change brings us into uncharted waters and unknown territory and can often be a frightening and daunting experience. For most of us, our ‘comfort zone’ may not be all that comfortable, but it is familiar and we feel safe there. So we face a dilemma of wanting to live differently and yet feeling trapped by the fear of this difference.
To this end the world can feel like a contradiction. When we look at our lives we can see situations where there is a failed self that we know well or a successful self which is unknown. The unknown is the scary part of the unlimited self; fleetingly felt on occasions but never really given a true and defined determination within the framework of the life we have built based on past experience and history.
It is a difficult task to undo the identity of self we have come to recognise as real and yet it presents the most fundamental and biggest opportunity to free our selves from the inconsistent way we have formulated our lives. Where is the consistency in so much of what we have come to identify as our selves? Look at your identity in work, love and relationships. How much consistency can you honestly say exists in any of these situations? It is no wonder that sadness and fearful thoughts can abound.
True realisation comes to us now as we begin to see that the real truth of what we are is only ever firmly found in the consistency of the successful self. In other words, within us all is a very valuable asset and that asset is a truth of purpose. This purpose is never changed, often obscured but always intact. Tapping in to this sense of self eliminates the self doubt in the presence of honest objective and unrelenting hope.
You can deal with any situation by accepting your own greatness and value. Acknowledge the difficulty we all have in accepting what in truth we are. Be prepared to smile and be kind to your self as you draw back the veil that has limited most of us for most our lives.

Author's Bio: 

Geoffrey J Canavan has been involved in business ventures for almost 30 years. In that time his companies have encountered highs, lows and everything in between. His vast business experience has led to a deep understanding of the nature of success.
Geoffrey’s first book, Solved! The truth about real success, is founded on the belief that success is an inside job, inherent in, available to and attainable by everybody. The ‘missing piece’ is the realisation that - regardless of circumstances, education, social status, history or any other outside influences.- you are perfect and were born with the potential to be, do and have everything you dream about.
In recent times, Geoffrey has been working on his second book, The Prize, building his online presence and increasing his followers on various popular social networking sites.