I was afraid of trying to start my website and write my first book. I didn’t want to put the time and effort into writing a book and designing a website just to be rejected. I would start and stop. I made every excuse in the book to why I could not do it.
I would say damaging things like, “No one will read my material, who is going to support my efforts or people will just laugh at my work.” I allowed these excuses to sabotage my success.
It was more important to me to avoid rejection than it was to make my dream of writing a book and starting a blog a reality. I read hundreds of inspirational books and blogs, I listened to podcast after podcast that encouraged me to pursue my dreams, but I continued to focus on sabotaging thoughts.
It was not until I finally took a leap of faith and wrote my book and launched my website. This leap of faith released a weight from my life.
I broke free of self-sabotage by letting go of my fears in order to allow success to happen. I still battle moments of intense fear, but I have learned to take baby steps to overcome my fears. I have a lot of work to do, but I am far from where I use to be.
To begin the process of transformation from self-sabotage, you must stop doing certain things. It may be difficult to let go of some of the things, but in order to live out your vision you must work make it happen.
If you are ready to break free of self-sabotage, here are ten things you must stop doing.
Your relationships should help you, not hinder you. Choose people you admire, who love and respect you, who challenge you to grow and who helps you become the person you were designed to be.
You may have to confront your negative inner voice who is constantly telling you that you cannot live your vision. Running from your problems does not solve them, it only makes things worse. If you don’t handle your problems quickly, they only grow bigger and cause more problems.
Do not become discouraged because someone is doing something great. There will always be someone prettier, smarter, younger and faster than you. Don’t change who you are to imitate someone else. Be yourself and let the world love the real you.
You cannot redo your past. No matter how much you want to go back and change what happened, you cannot. If you allow your past to blur the progress of your vision, you may turn around to find your future has run out on you.
Realize that failure is not final and is a part of the success process. The key is to learn from your failures, get back up, dust yourself off and keep trying. You are not finished when you fail, only when you quit.
Every day you should do something that makes you better than you were yesterday. Don’t waste anymore precious time beating yourself up about things you cannot change.
Don’t squander precious time trying to dot all the “I’s and cross all the “T”s, before you launch your vision. If you do, you may run out of time. It is okay not to be perfect, because “being perfect” is not real. It’s just wishful thinking
Unfortunately nothing ever happens. Tomorrow becomes next week, which soon leads to next year. Then next year leads to five years, then ten years. Until eventually, the life you desired to live becomes a distant memory. You can’t afford to fall into the trap of “someday” because it may never come.
Life is too short to live with unforgiveness. I know it can be difficult to forgive someone that done you wrong, but the consequences of not forgiving weighs your life down. Don’t waste another second, seek forgiveness and move forward.
No matter how much you want things to stay the same, they will not. Change is inevitable. Stop worrying and believe that things will work out. Embrace the change, live expectantly and enjoy your life as you move forward.
Question: What fears have sabotage you from living out
your vision? What can you do to overcome your fears and live out your vision?
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