Inspiration From Rollo May

“The relationship between commitment and doubt is by no means an antagonistic one. Commitment is healthiest when it is not without doubt but in spite of doubt.” ~Rollo May

I’d like to think this quote is true — simply because it means there’s still hope for me when I doubt myself!

If you have doubts but still feel strongly enough to continue, you must have some kind of commitment to what you’re hoping to accomplish. You acknowledge that even if you aren’t sure you’ll succeed, it’s important for you to continue on your path. You hope you can succeed, but it is by no means certain.

Proceeding without doubts may even means that you aren’t committed. Perhaps you’re proceeding simply because you know you can. It doesn’t mean you feel strongly about what you’re trying to accomplish; it simply means you are capable of proceeding and succeeding.

Having doubts doesn’t mean you aren’t committed to your goals or your dreams. Your actions determine your commitment. If you can proceed despite having doubts about your success, you can even consider yourself stronger for having done so.


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