I doubt a lot. I doubt my intelligence, I doubt the quality of my work, I doubt things will get better and when I’m sure of something important and someone asks “are you sure” then I start to doubt.
I always feel like things are not going to work out and plan for the worst, but a lot of the time I am wrong.
I deal with it by trying to ignore my doubt and having a “wait and see” attitude, so I lost my aid for college, let’s look into other options, well this other college has the SAME policies will that disqualify me? Am I screwed? Probably but let’s give it a shot and get a concrete answer. Ok so it is possible to get into this other college, but will I be accepted? Should I even try? Yes, I have spent too many years worry about the what-ifs and talking about the should-dos. Now I am waiting to hear back but no matter what I will be in a college, even if paying out of pocket. Will I get my license that I am training for? Should I just quit before I’m in more student debt? No, if I wanted to give up then I would not be alive right now.
I have watched careers end before they began and each time it brings a crushing depression and such hopeless feelings, but you look into other options and figure something out. There are a million ways to move forward, find one and try and if/when it doesn’t work then do something else but always try.