Miko’s Moments – Self-Doubt

Welcome to another Miko’s Moments.

As most of you have heard, I am in the middle of writing my first-ever traditionally published book. Though I am not ready to share the full details, I do want to talk about the experience.

Writing this book has been one of the hardest things I have ever done. It has caused me to experience a lot of emotions that I didn’t expect. Now, I knew I would tear up when writing about my beautiful son, but I didn’t expect to run into an overwhelming amount of self-doubt.

As I finished writing my last chapter and headed into the editing stage, I always had this thought in the back of my mind. Is my book enough?
There is no doubt that some of the best financial minds have already published amazing books, and I found myself asking, “Is my book good enough?” “Do I really have something different to say?”

Self-doubt hit me hard, especially in the beginning. Now, I am not a stranger to questioning my worth or my abilities. I struggled with these issues all my life.

Here’s the real question I had to ask myself. “If I constantly doubt myself and my abilities, why would I believe that I am worthy of what I have already achieved or what I can achieve?

It’s important to understand that what causes your self-doubt in the first place are not always the same ones that are maintaining it.

For the last six months, I got up every day and told myself that my book is needed. It’s a voice in the world that has not yet been heard. More importantly, not only do I have something to say, I feel I need to say it.
All of this to realize that I do have control over my self-doubt, and I have the power to get up every day and believe in myself.

If you are feeling the same self-doubt, don’t get stuck in the comparison trap. Know you are worthy and that whatever you are trying to accomplish, it’s possible.

To end this Miko’s Moment, I have also realized one more important thing. The challenges of writing this book have been hard to deal with. But without that difficulty, there is no growth. So I embrace these moments on my journey to remind myself that the best forms of growth in your life are during moments of challenge.

I will be back next week with another Miko’s Moments. Have a beautiful weekend.

Kumiko Ehrmantraut
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