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The simple reason you are failing to be successful

Overcoming obstacles to achieve realistic yet challenging personal and business goals creates a tremendous sense of satisfaction, yet many people get in the way of their own success by consistently engaging in self-sabotaging habits. "It is one thing to have big aspirations -- it is another to achieve them," writes motivational public speaker and self-development author Brian Tracy. Here, he shares a video highlighting four of the most common obstacles to accomplishing goals and how making chang...
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7 brave steps to become fearless

Fear is a powerful emotion and although it serves to keep us safe, it can also stop us achieving the things we want the most. Humans evolved to be fearful. It's what helped keep our ancestors alive and continues making us alert to the presence of danger. Yet our vulnerability to feeling threatened can persist in situations that are far from life-or-death. And left unchecked, fear can sabotage our success, damage our relationships and even lead to depression. When "fueled...
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5 self-sabotaging behaviors you should avoid

Self-sabotaging behaviors get in your way; they interfere with your long-term goals and hold you back from creating a successful, happy life. And you may be self-sabotaging without even realizing it. From binge-eating doughnuts after working out at the gym to procrastinating on an assignment when there's a deadline looming, there are countless ways you may be undermining your intent. Such habits aren't a deliberate attempt to ruin your chances of success however, they're a misguided form of...
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How the '5 Second Rule' can help you fight the urge to procrastinate

Procrastination is a trap we all fall into sometimes. It's natural to want to delay an unpleasant though necessary task in favor of doing something more enjoyable. Chronic procrastination however is a self-sabotaging behavior that reduces productivity. It can also lead to feelings of guilt, inadequacy, depression, and self-doubt, which then create a vicious cycle of further procrastination, additional stress and increased anxiety. The key to breaking this cycle is to create a more...
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Self-doubt is sabotaging your leadership. Here’s how to break the cycle and lead with confidence

Leadership is one of the hardest things to do and even successful business owners experience self-doubt once in a while. Feeling plagued by self-doubt however limits your potential for growth and success. If you're constantly questioning your leadership abilities, your self-doubt can lead to self-sabotaging behavior that not only puts your own effectiveness at risk it also undermines the performance of your team. "If you can't empower yourself, then you won't be able to empower the people that w...
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How to stop procrastinating on self-change

Procrastination is problematic for so many people that numerous studies have been carried out to discover the underlying causes and most effective strategies for overcoming the problem. If you're a chronic procrastinator, consistently putting off the important things you need to do can impact multiple areas of your life and undermine your goals, causing you stress, anxiety and regret. Learning time management techniques alone isn't enough to eliminate the problem. Changing your procrastinat...
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The one question I ask myself whenever a task feels impossible

Often the only thing that stops us achieving our full potential is our lack of self-belief. Thinking that a particular goal is either possible or impossible to achieve usually has less to do with your true capability and more to do with the beliefs you have about yourself. Alex Cavoulacos, author and founder of The Muse, shares here how she was unwittingly limiting her potential, how she broke out of that mindset, and the crucial question that can change your perspective when faced with a new ch...
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5 steps to break through self-sabotage

We all get in our own way occasionally. When self-sabotage becomes a habit, however, it undermines your ability to achieve your goals. Although you may not be aware that your lack of success is due to engaging in self-sabotaging behavior, once you recognize the pattern you can break the cycle. Personal transformation author and speaker Croix Sather shares five top tips to help you recognize self-sabotaging behavior and understand the cause, so you can break the habit and stay on track to achieve...
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