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Stop beat­ing your­self up for what­ever you did not ac­com­plish in 2018.

It’s not easy. We tend to get caught up in a loop about how we en­vi­sion our­selves and our abil­i­ties.

For in­stance, I was in Swe­den this week work­ing with a top com­pany’s lead­er­ship team. As each per­son de­scribed them­selves, I was struck by one in­di­vid­ual’s very self-lim­it­ing de­scrip­tion: “I don’t think I’m very in­ter­est­ing, so I don’t tell sto­ries.”

Wow. This was from a very se­nior per­son in the or­gan­i­sa­tion who had a solid ca­reer and po­si­tion and would be con­sid­ered a suc­cess by any stan­dard.

And yet, their own view of them­selves is pre­cisely what is hold­ing them back in some ways.

Of course, I ap­pre­ci­ated the hon­esty, be­cause iden­ti­fy­ing this, helps us break it down and work through.

Now, I will be help­ing this per­son re­call mem­o­ries of ac­com­plish­ments, trav­els and other ex­pe­ri­ences to demon­strate and cat­a­logue how in­ter­est­ing and re­lat­able their life truly has been.

The same thing is true for you. How do you de­scribe your­self ? “I’m a loser.” “I never start things on time.” “I can’t do this.” You can break free from these self-de­feat­ing thoughts.

Re­search shows that for­giv­ing your­self for past pro­cras­ti­na­tion is the first step to­ward get­ting back on track to­ward ac­com­plish­ing tasks go­ing for­ward. A DAILY AFFIRMATION:

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