I just read an article on The Huffington Post about self-doubt that compelled me to share some thoughts. While it's natural to experience moments when we feel less confident, chronic self-doubt is a symptom of the core belief: "I'm not good enough." We adopt these types of limiting beliefs in response to our family and childhood experiences, and they become rooted in the subconscious. We take them with us into adulthood and they are like viruses, infecting our feelings about ourselves, our relationships, and our lives. When we go beyond our comfort zone or attempt to do something that violates a core limiting belief such as, "I'm not good enough," the part of us that holds it gets triggered, setting off an "alarm" that we experience as fear and self-doubt. When we understand the roots of self-doubt, we then have the ability to take action to override it, versus be paralyzed by it.