Chances are your hardest critic is yourself; and it is yourself holding you back from reaching the next level. It’s easy to doubt yourself and get carried away with negative thinking patterns so I wanted to provide some advice on overcoming these common mindsets. Initially, this post was focused on mindset roadblocks that impact your career but I realized they influence all areas of life.
Lack of Time – I posted the quote,“You have as many hours in a day as Beyonce” in my cubicle. Essentially meaning there is always a way to get things done. I remind myself there are people who have way more on their plate so if they can succeed so can I. At the end of the day, people make time for what they want. If it is important enough, time will somehow be managed.
Fear of Starting Over – Having to start over is almost never ideal, however it’s crazy that the fear of starting over seems to be greater than the pursuit of genuine happiness. Also, perceived fear for the future is hardly as ever scary as the reality of the situation. Don’t waste your time stressing over a situation that may not even happen. A fresh start means fresh opportunities, experiences and ultimately growth and development.
Fear of Change – Personally, I love change and view it as an opportunity to advance myself or simply learn something new. At the end of the day, change is inevitable and necessary for growth so you might as well embrace it.
Not Good Enough (Lack of Knowledge) – If you have access to the Internet then there is no excuse for lack of knowledge. I’m pretty sure I have learned more from Google, TED talks and books than I have from my college degree. With free apps and online courses you can always learn something new to make you knowledgeable in a subject. Everyone starts somewhere so it’s important to just begin.
You’ve gotten this far in life so rest assured you can handle whatever the future throws at you. Starting over and change are rarely as scary as anticipated; so stay optimistic, take each day as it comes and you’ll go far. As the best is yet to come. . .