Have you ever stayed in your comfort zone (rather than put yourself out there where you risk failure, success and exposure)? Or got sucked into traps like procrastination or perfectionism? Do you continually self-doubt and second-guess yourself?
Then guess what? It’s time to stop self-sabotage!!
You’re smart, savvy, you have it going on and you know what you need to do, but you keep getting in your own way and, as a result, your business isn’t where you want it to be.
So how do you get off this crazy roller coaster?
It all starts with your thinking. Your thoughts are incredibly powerful and luckily, it’s the one thing you have complete and utter control of. But even though we CAN control them, we get stuck in habitual thinking.
Rather than be original, we tend to think the same things over and over and get into unhealthy mindset habits and patterns. Then those powerful thoughts affect our emotions which then impact our actions and it’s our actions that are ultimately responsible for our success.
So the first step to stop self-sabotage is to Mind Your Mind!
Put an elastic band around your wrist (any old kind will do). Next, start noticing what you’re saying to yourself over and over again. What’s your self-talk sound like?
Every time you catch yourself thinking things like, “I can’t do that, I’m not smart enough, nobody is going to want to work with me” etc., SNAP that elastic band!!
It’s a very tactile way to show you what you predominantly think about. If you are constantly telling yourself all the reasons you can’t do something, you won’t ever do it.
When I first learned about this technique I was told to do it for a month! Could you imagine? I think your wrist would fall off by then. So my challenge to you is to try this for a day, 48 hours, a week or more (since it takes about a month to create new habits).
NOTICE, really notice what you say to yourself, and then write down what’s coming up for you, because the next step is to get rid of it all.
So? Are you up for the challenge? Let me know if the comments below. And if you’re game for sharing, I’d love to hear what sorts of things you discovered. Were you surprised at what came up for you, or did you already know what your mental soundtrack is? You’ll never know, till you try.
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