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The Classic Pamela Positive: “Our Doubts Are Traitors.” – William Shakespeare

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“Our doubts are traitors.”

— William Shakespeare

English Playwright, Poet and Actor

Don’t let doubt into your life, for it is not a friend. He is not your companion in any way. Would you go on a special walk with Doubt in the hills? Take Doubt to lunch? Get married to Doubt?

Then stop spending time with him  — especially in your mind.


Instead, let\’s take time to look at all the good in our lives.  Let\’s take time to Trust and See all the positive that has taken place, and is taking place.  No matter what challenge you are facing out there, there has to be some good… even if it is a glimpse of the sun… 


The playful bark of a dog

A green shoot trying to bring itself up out of the earth… it\’s trying, it\’s opening, it\’s going to fight to make it, grow and be green. 


You can, too. Stop paying attention to the doubts and start focusing on all the good in, above and around you.

It\’s Time to Trust Yourself and Your Unique Talents,



William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 [baptized] – 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist and often called England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon”. Between 1585 and 1592 he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part-owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, later known as the King’s Men.

His works and collaborations consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. His numerous works include Hamlet, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, and Much Ado About Nothing. To this day his works have been repeatedly adopted, rediscovered, and reinterpreted in many contexts around the world. Europe, Africa, and the Middle East are all settings for Shakespeare\’s plays. His plays are set in 12 countries.

At the age of eighteen, William married Anne Hathaway, a young woman from the village of Shottery, just outside Stratford-upon-Avon. William and Anne Shakespeare had three children. Susanna was born six months after their marriage, followed by twins Judith and Hamnet in 1585.

Bio Source: Wikipedia, British Council, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust; Image: Fig1 Photo by Andrea Piacquadio at Unsplash, Fig2 Photo by Hannah Busing at Unsplash, Fig3 Photo by Julia Caesar by Unsplash, Bio Image by Royal Opera House on flickr