Be your best: Your five-point plan for break­ing through to suc­cess

Friday - - Self Improvement -

Want to punch above your weight? Dr Chris­tian van Nieuwer­burgh of the Cen­tre for Coach­ing and Be­havioural Change a vir­tual-learn­ing com­mu­nity, at UK-based Hen­ley Busi­ness School, reg­u­larly trav­els to the UAE to de­liver train­ing and ex­ec­u­tive coach­ing. Here, he of­fers his five-point check­list.

ASK, WHAT IS IM­POR­TANT TO ME?

What or who is im­por­tant in your life? Based on a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of this, what do you wwant to achieve?

WHAT AD­VICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO A VAL­UED FRIEND?

Some­times we are bet­ter able to see solutions and op­por­tu­ni­ties for oth­ers. If a good friend came to you and told you about their self-lim­it­ing be­liefs, what would you say to them? How can you ap­ply this ad­vice in your own sit­u­a­tion?

WHAT WOULD YOUR HERO DO?

Most of us have some­one we re­ally ad­mire – a fam­ily mem­ber, a sportsper­son or a movie char­ac­ter. How would they ad­dress the kinds of self-im­posed lim­its that you are fac­ing?

WHAT COURSE OF AC­TION WILL MAKE YOU SMILE IN THE FU­TURE?

What re­sponse to your self-lim­it­ing be­liefs will make you smile when you look back on your life? For ex­am­ple, ‘Ever since school, I was con­vinced that I wasn’t cre­ative – but in 2017, I joined a pho­tog­ra­phy club and have now shown my work at in­ter­na­tional ex­hi­bi­tions’. Think about what will make you proud in the fu­ture, and use that to in­form your ac­tions to­day.

WHEN IS ‘SOME DAY’?

We of­ten con­vince our­selves that we will do some­thing ‘some day’. Be care­ful – our minds can get tricked into believ­ing that it will hap­pen, but the day just seems to get fur­ther and fur­ther into the fu­ture. If it’s some­thing you re­ally want, get your cal­en­dar out and pen­cil in some dates.

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