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Don't make uncertain things, certain

Don't make uncertain things, certain

Stop acting like failure is certain. It’s not.

Who says you’re going to fail? Just because someone else got rejected from that job doesn't mean you will.

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Fear-based decision making

It's when you let your fears or worries dictate your actions (or, in most cases, your lack of action).

The unfortunate result is that you don't do the things that you say are important to you.

Low stakes goals

Don’t pick goals where the stakes are low. Failing in a safe zone is just a clever way of holding yourself back.

If you fail inside your comfort zone, it's not really a failure, it's just maintaining the status quo. If you never feel uncomfortable, then you're never trying anything new.

Nobody is rooting for you to fail

Maybe you'll succeed. Maybe you'll fail. For the most part, nobody cares one way or the other.

The world is big and you are small, and that means you can chase your dreams with little worry about what people think.

Getting started
Just because you don’t like where you have to start from doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get started.

Feelings of fear and uncertainty have a way of making you feel unprepared. Consider the opposite: How long will you put off what you’re capable of doing just to maintain what you’re currently doing?

The only real failure

 ... is not taking any action in the first place.

You don’t need to be great at what you do, you just need to be the one person who actually decides to do it.

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Common characteristics of self-doubters:
  • They look for evidence that their abilities aren’t good enough.
  • They hold themselves to impossible standards
  • They overanalyze simple decisions. 
  • They make friends with people who reinforce their self-doubt.

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Choosing our priorities

We have to say “no” to good things to be able to say “yes” to important things. We simply can’t do it all. 

So be mindful and choose wisely today. You have to sacrifice something that you value less than whatever it is you ultimately want to achieve.  

The people we normally speak to regarding our lives: our partners, friends or family members, usually have their own set of agendas and assumptions.

Getting professional help to sort out your life is one of the best ways to heal and remember who we are.