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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.” (Marianne Williamson)
If I were to ask you, (and I’m going to), “Identify 5 ways you sabotage your success,” what would you say?
I’ve asked this question to a lot of people over the years and the lack of diversity in answers will probably not surprise you. They typically include:
- Second-guessing myself
- Overanalyzing options
- Taking on more than I can handle
- And perhaps the most commonly given answer, Procrastination!
Look over your answers for a moment. Now, ask yourself to pick one self-sabotaging habit that, if eliminated, would likely have the greatest impact on your success. Have you got it? Good. Now eliminate it!
Positive psychologist Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky has identified that it takes approximately 11 weeks to solidify a new habit. Whether it’s reprogramming one’s self to exercise or taking accountability for one’s choices, Lyubomirsky explains in her book, The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want, that it takes just 11 weeks of intentional, daily work to shift to the new way of being. At first, we may find ourselves having a hard time adapting our behavior. If we stick it out, though, and push through that uncomfortable period. If we really believe we can leave our old way of being behind, we really can reprogram ourselves. And there’s no day like the present one to begin.
Excerpted from Awaken Your CAREERpreneur by Alexia Vernon. Published by Joshua Tree Publishing.
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