Entrepreneurship

3 Ways You're Holding Yourself Back from Success

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If you aren’t stepping into your dreams and working towards your goals every day, you're holding yourself back. Here's how to stop holding yourself back and achieve greatness.

3 Ways You're Holding Yourself Back from Success

holding yourself back

Negative Self-Talk

Do you find yourself feeling defeated or unworthy? Think about how you talk to yourself. You would (hopefully) never tell another person that they are incompetent, slow, stupid, etc. so stop telling yourself those things! Don’t foster negative thinking, because it only leads to a negative life, more negative thinking, and an overall feeling of being stuck in a life that you aren’t happy in. Instead, cut the cord on negativity. It no longer has a place in your life. From now on, only speak to yourself in encouraging and loving ways. But be careful. Don’t let yourself get away with being lazy just because you don’t want to use negative self-talk. Be firm, encouraging, and positive, and you may find yourself reinvigorated and on your #girlboss A-game once again.

Not Networking

Networking isn’t a dirty word. Think of it as relationship building. Going out to drinks with a potential client or new partner can and should be just as exciting as a night out on the town with your girls. It’s all about cultivating life-long relationships. Focus on getting to know people instead of getting the chance to pitch them. Trust me, the time will come when you can give your pitch, but if you have that genuine friend base built in first, everything else is going to be so much more solid. You network every single day without thinking about it. Don’t “think” about it if you don’t want to. Just get out there and do it consistently.

Closed off to New Opportunities

New opportunities are waiting around every corner, and with every person you meet, if you are open to them. You have to change your mindset and remember that every single person you come in contact with can connect you with a new opportunity – all you have to do is meet them! Keep your heart and mind open and allow real opportunities to make their way into your life so you can stop holding yourself back.

Have you been feeling stuck lately? Use my tips and tweet me @lorenridinger which one worked the best for you.