Mindset Matters: Stop Self-Sabotage
We all do it. No matter how successful you are, at one time or another you’ll fall into the self-sabotage trap, and the price of admission is high.
- Income will suffer.
- Self-esteem will plummet.
- Confidence will find new lows.
The end result? Frustration. Burnout. Resentment of (you fill in the blanks). And yes, even more self-sabotaging behaviors. This downward spiral can quickly turn devastating, but stopping it is easy when you learn to recognize the symptoms.
Self-Sabotage Habit 1: Procrastination
Did you mean to apply for that high-end coaching program but missed the deadline? Or maybe you were going to apply for that higher grade job, but waited too long? Or maybe you simply waited too long to take advantage of a sale price on a hot new app that everyone’s raving about.
These and other missed opportunities can often be blamed on simple procrastination, one of the most destructive habits we suffer from. Procrastination is what keeps us working late at night to make a deadline, costs us money in late fees, and even costs us business.
3 Tips To End Procrastination
- Recognize your fear. What often keeps us stuck is simple fear. We’re afraid that even with that amazing coach we still won’t reach our goals, so we put off applying. Afraid we’ll look bad in contrast to other applicants, so we just don’t apply. But if you want to move from aspiring entrepreneur to an new entrepreneur, you must learn to recognize and face your fears, then do the work anyway.
- Visualize the life and business you desire. Imagine what it will be like to have that amazing business you’ve been dreaming about. Picture your ideal workday, daydream about that fabulous vacation you’ll take, and imagine VIP days with your ideal client.
- Reward yourself. It’s okay to give yourself a little incentive for getting things done. Take yourself out to lunch; buy a new pair of shoes; take an afternoon off. Do what’s most likely to motivate you to power through your fears and take the next step.
Check out my blog to get even more tips on curtailing your procrastination
While there are common causes and reasons for procrastination, there are even more “cures”. The first tip is to Banish Guilt.
Self-Sabotage Habit 2:
Failing to Complete Your Projects
Be honest. How many half-written books, partially planned programs, and unfinished projects are cluttering up your hard drive right now?
If you’re like a lot of aspiring entrepreneurs, the answer is probably several.
You started all of them with great enthusiasm. You planned out the modules or chapters, created the slide decks. And then…you just stopped working on it.
Maybe you tell yourself that you’re too busy. Maybe you “need to do some more research.” Or maybe you simply lost interest. The truth is, none of those are certainly the real reason. For a lot of aspiring entrepreneurs, this self-sabotage habit is actually a symptom of a lack of confidence, and it’s keeping you from the success you deserve.
Just Do It!
Consider this: You cannot know the actual success rate of a program you’ve never finished, and you cannot improve upon something you’ve never completed. Rather than filling your hard drive with half-finished projects, power through and start completing them, even if you believe they’re not perfect, and won’t ever catch on.
Jen Sincero shares moving stories, clever advice, simple exercises, to help you Recognize and cease the self-sabotage beliefs and behaviors that are keeping you from the life you want. You will learn where these patterns started, to accept the things you cannot change, and to take on the things you can. (Click on the book to check it out)
One easy and quick step to reverse self-sabotage is to know your superpower. When you can stand in your power, your confidence grows. Take this fund and quick quiz to find out. Click the button below the post.