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Don't Let It Stop You From Being Successful


These three steps may help you to handle and minimize one of the most common obstacles to success in any area of your life, especially weight loss: Self-doubt

  • Say stop - First up, when those self-doubting thoughts start to creep into your head say stop straight away. Disrupt these few thoughts in their tracks before they grow into big mountains in your mind by, in your head, shouting STOP!
  • Look to your past - After saying stop be real with yourself and ask yourself: How many times when I doubted myself or feared something would disrupt my new lifestyle did that negative thing come into reality after I still took action? The answer is usually, “not very often at all”. Look to the past and see how well things have gone many times despite those self-doubts. It then becomes easier to let go of the doubts or to ignore them and to focus on the more likely positive outcomes and to take action.
  • Talk about it - The third thing that may help when the first two steps have only worked partially, is to talk to someone close to you about your doubts. When you keep your thoughts on the inside they can become distorted, greatly exaggerated and not very much in line with reality or reasonable expectations. So let them out into the light. Just letting the thoughts out and saying them out loud can often help you to hear how exaggerated they have become. By talking about those doubts with someone that is supportive and encouraging you can get a change in perspective and continue on to achieve your goal.

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