Do you ever suffer from Self doubt?
Self doubt and a lack of motivation are the cause of personal failure in the lives of millions of people. However there are easy to apply techniques that will help you break out of this negative state of mind.
Another cause of inner discontent is not living up to your true potential. This can lead to anger and depression.
Do you put off making important decisions or taking action when you know you should? This is another symptom of your inner discontent. Do not despair, there are lots of things you can do to improve your life and your happiness and the first step is an important one and that is in
recognizing that you have this problem. The simple fact is you canít cure a problem until are aware you have one.
Overcoming procrastination and building a positive self-image is not impossible.
It is often your fear of failure or even your fear of
success can be the cause of a lack of energy and lead to
procrastination. People who procrastinate become
frustrated and generally accomplish nothing. Here are
some very practical steps you can take that will lead
you to personal success and keep you motivated.
Change this negative behavior by first identifying the
things that cause you to procrastinate in the first
place. Feelings of fear, rejection, and unworthiness
take a real toll on your self-esteem. Taking steps to
improve your self-esteem will make a huge difference in
your energy level and will motivate you to make other
positive changes in your life.
Two things motivate human beings: pleasure and pain.
Make a list of the things you would like to accomplish
and how you will reward yourself when you do reach your
goals. When you are making your list, be sure to include
the consequences you will suffer by procrastinating. Do
this like a balance sheet, with the Good things that
will result from your positive action on one side and
the bad effects resulting from your lack of action on
Keeping the reward in mind will make it easier to stay
motivated. Overcoming irrational fears and phobias are
crucial to your self-esteem and energy level. The act of
procrastinating itself creates self-esteem issues.
Guilt, stress, and anxiety are results of low
self-esteem and lack of motivation.
Procrastination is a habitual behavior. You can break
the cycle of self doubt and procrastination if you make
the decision to do so. Keep a list of the things you
need to accomplish, both long and short-term goals, and
reward yourself for each thing you cross off your list.
It is not easy to break old habits, but it can be done,
it is said it only takes 20 days to break an old habit
and create a new one to replace it. Soon you will find
that the new behavior is habitual or second nature.
Keep in mind that your emotional health is closely
related to your physical health. A sensible diet and
exercise will do wonders for your self-image.
You will find that when you make an effort to change
your negative behavior you will have more energy and
your self-esteem will soar. Procrastination will no
longer control your life and you will be motivated to
accomplish your goals. As I said at the beginning, you
can change your self-image and become a highly motivated
individual if you take the time to find out why you lack
motivation and take these steps to improve your
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