Are You Sabotaging Your Success?
Do you find yourself repeating behaviors that sabotage your success? Are you ready to eliminate your limiting beliefs in favor of a better outlook and greater fulfillment?
One of the first steps to success is being able to recognize the limiting beliefs that stand in the way of your success. Once you do, you can replace those beliefs with more empowering ones.
Be on the lookout for these signs of self sabotage in your life, so you can replace them with more productive actions that support your success:
- Living Beneath Your Potential. Settling for less than your best causes you to stop short of reaching your fullest potential. Sometimes you settle for less because you’re afraid of encountering failure. Other times, you may settle simply because you lack awareness of your own strength. Test your limits constantly by going out of your comfort zone. Face your fears, because more often than not, your fear is the only obstacle between you and ultimate success.
- Unrealistic Expectations. When you automatically expect help from others, or anticipate that others will bail you out of a tough situation, you may be expecting too much from others. The truth is, you are only responsible for yourself. Even if your friends and family have helped you in the past, they may choose to let you fend for yourself this time around. Always be prepared to do your own work, or suffer the consequences of your actions. Understand on the way to your destination, that you may journey to your destination alone.
- Throwing Pity Parties. If your current situation causes you to feel like something’s not right in your life, change your circumstances. Instead of dwelling on what could have been and focusing on the everything that’s wrong in your life, seek to learn from every experience and focus on solutions, instead of problems. Your success is your responsibility. Hold yourself accountable for your results and allow unfortunate situations to steer you toward success, instead of deterring you from achieving your dreams. By maintaining this mindset, even your worst trial will be far better than remaining on the sidelines of life.
- Not Having a Plan. If your initial plan doesn’t work out the way you intended, your only chance at success is your ability to adapt. Everyone needs a Plan B. You may feel like a pessimist by thinking about what you would do if your initial plan doesn’t work, however planning for an unfortunate outcome is actually proactive. It shows that you’re serious about reaching your desired destination. Protect your financial security, mental health, and well-being by always planning for the worst while hoping for the best.
If you often find yourself engaging in any of these self-sabotaging behaviors that hinder your chances of success, decide that today is going to be a new day. The important thing is that you recognize the thought patterns and behaviors that limit you and head in a new direction that supports your success.
Replace negative thinking with a productive, solution-oriented focus that tells your mind you deserve the success you seek. When you do, your success is inevitable!