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: