Do you ever find yourself blaming your circumstances or making excuses for why you can’t get ahead or accomplish your goals? It’s hard to admit, but sometimes you are the biggest barrier to your own productivity and success. While it’s easy to point fingers and evade responsibility, the best thing you can do for yourself is get out of your own way. Whether it’s fear of failure, poor of self confidence, or even lack of motivation, you may be what is holding you back from reaching your full potential.
Don’t be afraid of what you think you can’t do.
If you open yourself up to risk of the unknown, you may surprise yourself with the results. Sometimes fear of failing to achieve something you really want will prevent you from even trying at all. What you need to realize is this “failure” you fear is really only a lesson that will empower you to succeed the next time you try.
Believe in yourself.
This one is cliche, I know, but it’s very true. You can have the whole world supporting you, but if you don’t believe in your own greatness, you will never push yourself to succeed. You need to stop telling yourself “I can’t” or “I’m not good enough,” because these negative thoughts will hold you back.
Take the first step.
When you are feeling particularly unmotivated, the first step is the hardest, but how can you win the race if you don’t even step out the door? Once the momentum starts, it’s so much easier to get things done. If you find you are putting things off because you aren’t in the mood, just get started. Put it in your mind that you are going to take at least one little step, and you will find that it really isn’t as awful as your mind made it out to be.
To a happy, healthy, productive life!