I am constantly looking for trends in regards to the common causes that hold people back from creating the life they'd like to live. Through my experience and interaction with my clients, I have found that "fear" is the most common denominator. Specifically the fear of the unknown- not knowing what will happen later down the road, in conjunction with the fear of failure. Such fears may be inevitable, but it doesn't mean it has to dictate your actions and results.
There are a couple tips I have found to be successful for my clients to solidify the appropriate habits and to get them where they need to be. Also, to help increase the self confidence needed to fuel such habits.
Firstly, in regards to the fear of the unknown, a personal belief that I have shared with my clients, that has seemed to be most effective, is the power of affirmation. When you claim something, whether it be positive or negative, you give that idea the chance for it to become your reality. In other words, you breathe life into that idea. With that being said, I encourage you to consistently self-analyze positively. Make sure that your thoughts are truly making you better and are leading you in the positive direction of your desired path. Write down exactly what your personal goal is. Once you’ve done that, ask someone to hold you accountable or keep you in check. Your actions need to be in line with your plan-of-action. Remember, your actions all begin with your thoughts.
Secondly, in regards to the fear of failure, the most important tool lies in the power of perception. While failure is inevitable, more importantly, it is an opportunity for us to learn and grow. When it happens, as it will, you will either be in a position to be proactive or reactive and that will depend on how you perceive the circumstance. Consistently working on a better you puts you in a proactive position to overcome any failures or adversity- you will begin to trust yourself in this process and know that doing one little thing everyday will eventually lead to fearlessness and success!
Now go forth and continue to keep checking in with yourself. Make sure that you are taking care of business. You owe it to yourself.
“Your attitude, not your aptitude,
will determine your altitude.”