“I doubt therefore I think; I think therefore I am.” – Rene Descartes
“Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt” – Clearance Darrow
Fair enough, only fools do not doubt. For it is through reasonable doubt that you discover the weak rock upon which you stand and if thorough analysis is being taken into consideration, the birth of a strong rock, that which mounts to a higher position, is being assured.
However, doubts can as well backfire if they spend more than that they should; for they are, for your own sake, not meant to be lifetime partners but a way that leads to enlightenment that you may see those necessary things you require but still lack; and after you must have realized that, their work are done.
Parasitic characteristics display by doubts tend to pull the host into unconsciousness that they may not be decisive and the chances of surviving such stage is close to nil. But I guess these tips could serve as road-maps to finding your way back.
- What is the Worst Thing That Could Happen?
“If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?” – Conficius
Doubts result to fear which later thrives, in your heart, the heavy burden that you may see, before your eyes, the fruit of your labor collapsing, the sky falling, and so do everything you ever knew or touched. But the truth is, none is going to happen.
And let’s suppose you did fail badly like you calculated you would, will the sky fall? Unquestionably, it won’t -- for you, like everyone else, are dispensable. Thus it is wise that you don’t think and act like the world exist only because you do for it brings undeniable anxiety when you think that everyone are watching and ready to mock when you fail. Even if they are, although of that I’m not certain, it is because you still live for it is self-evident that they will mock another when you are no more.
- Do It Anyway
When in doubt, engage in that which you fear won’t turn out well. It is not the sure way that you may succeed but it is the sure way not to give in to your doubt for there is nothing as tormenting and disturbing, and that which subjects one to the Throne of Regrets as “something I could have done.” For the days of your follies will, one day, stir up the wonderful things you could have done but had forsaken and in regrets you would seek consolation in those sicken words that force your heart to shrink – ‘Had I known, I would have…’ and I don’t think that’s anywhere close to contentment.
The whole thing is nothing but a repetition of your helpless days, whereon you have been placed at your starting point of life and you, like a bullet, were triggered to take your first step in life and you fell. But somehow, you knew too well that something was more important than your fall and you persisted and eventually, the helpless little child could take a tour round the world by themselves.
Perhaps it has escaped your mind, but I would gladly remind you, that the helpless little child was once you. And I wonder how you could figure out that something was more important than fear until now; for, I’m sure, the little child would have known better that if they failed to attempt that would result to no movement - no progress; thus you would remain as you are.