When your beliefs refer to an ambiguous “they, ” there’s a good sign that they’re manufactured and not real. Statements like, “They’ll never give me a shot, ” or, “They’re going to know I’m too…, ” are good examples.
It can be beneficial to find a role model and engage in some healthy imitation. Done well, it can give you some confidence.
You shouldn’t copy everything about the person. But notice how they act and try mimicking their successful habits until you can adapt them to your own style.
Desperation can drive you to push constantly against the boundaries constraining you. But, to avoid burning out, it may be better to tackle your limitations in pulses, with adequate time to reflect and recover between each bout of intense effort.
Focus on problem solving, such as doing a crossword puzzle, bookkeeping, responding to business emails, or other such emotionally neutral activity.
It's common for entrepreneurs to get hung up on attempting to perfect a task.
It's better to complete the task and move it off your plate; if need be, you can always come back and adjust or improve it later.
Have no more than 3 items on your to-do list each day.
Instead of doing a million things poorly, the goal becomes to do a few things incredibly — or better yet, to do one thing better than anyone else in the world.