There are many things that people do everyday that keep them from achieving their dreams. They may seem like small distractions, but when they are added up over the course of a day or lifetime. Much of the time the things in our lives that are limiting us are things that we are doing to ourselves and there are ways to stop this behavior.
• Stop negative self talk. If you are constantly putting yourself down or telling yourself that you are not good enough you need to stop this behavior. You should be your own best friend and cheerleader. Replace that negative talk with positive mantras. Tell yourself each and every morning how strong and capable you really are. Anytime you start to feel your resolve weaken, repeat your mantra to yourself over and over until you believe it.
• Make time for the things that are important to you. Only you can schedule the activities that will get you to your goals into your day. Make them just as high of a priority as any other appointment. Put them in your weekly schedule and hold yourself accountable for working on your goals during those times.
• If you do not have a weekly schedule, it may be time to start keeping one. Scheduling your time one day at a time is too short sided and scheduling a month in advance is too inflexible. This makes weekly scheduling idea. Use different color highlighters for different types of activities. Use on color for work, one color for family time, another for goal time.
• Decide what is really important. There may be times when you have to say no. When people ask you to commit to things that you do not want to do, it is time to find a way to politely say no. This can free you to pursue your goals.