Here are a few ways you could be holding yourself back from becoming your best self:
1. Playing small like you’re not important. Let’s face it: If you don’t value yourself, no one else will.
2. Whining instead of working. It takes a lot of energy to whine.
You ain’t gettin’ no younger. Today’s the day.
3. Forgetting what makes you so darn special. You’re one of a kind, and there’s something you’re destined to do that no one else has ever done or will ever do.
What is it?
4. Comparing yourself to others. Want to put yourself in a bad mood?
Keep looking at everyone else’s online feed.
Some people post stuff to make it look like they’re living on Cloud 9.
Even if this is a good place to be, it’s where they are; it’s their journey.
Focus on you and what you want to be about.
5. Waiting for someone else to make your dream a reality. If you want to walk the red carpet, you have to work for it.
· Do something meaningful.
· Create something of value.
· Be so amahhhhhzing that people can’t take their eyes off you.
6. Pushing your dream on someone else. Collaboration is great but not if you only want to collaborate, because you’re too lazy or scared to take action on your own.
· Soliciting feedback is cool.
· Seeking support is smart.
· Expecting others to do your work so you can get what you want? Unrealistic.
7. Ignoring your intuition. Whether you call it instinct, gut-feeling, hunch or sixth sense…pay attention to it.
8. Taking things personally. You’re important, but not everything is about you.
Truth be told: half the time people aren’t even thinking about you. Let it go.
9. Waiting to see what happens. There are no benefits from tossing your life up into the air and waiting to see how it lands.
This is not a good strategy. Other people or outside circumstances do not determine your life or your next move.
Only you can do that.
10. Focusing on what’s bad. Some people tweet on the job about how much their job sucks.
How about being grateful for the job?
One needn’t look very far to see what’s good.
Here’s some good stuff:
· Roof over head
· Clean sheets
· Mobile device to read Laurie’s blog. Does it get any better?
Seeing what’s good helps you develop your phenomenal optimism skills.
Read these 10 points again. Pick a number, any number and start developing your skills.
The alternative? Wasting time being mediocre.
And you my dancing friend…
are NOT mediocre.
Now it’s your turn. What else can I add to this list? Any ideas?
Let me know in the comments section below. Thanks.