Need a Job? Stop Sabotaging Your Own Success!
By Sergey Novoselov
Most of you who read this article are looking for a job. But either you have a job or not, we will help you answer the question that many people ask themselves, “Why can’t I be more successful?”
Have you ever felt like you had reached a limit and could not go any higher? If so, you’re not alone, a lot of people sabotage their own success. Those who ever felt this way, are probably suffering from a number of myths that exist in our society. While on the one hand, you think, “I want to be more successful,” your subconscious mind doesn’t let you do anything for it.
There are several things that cause us to be afraid of success:
“Comfort zone” conflict
To be successful is always involves some risk and, let’s face it, you have to step out of your comfort zone. Besides, what many people don’t realize is that staying in your comfort zone also involves risk, the risk of never reaching your goals. The key here is resolving the inner conflict between the part of you that wants to fulfill your dreams and the part of you that wants to settle for what you have. You need to realize that it is safe to grow/create success and commit to it.
Believing that you are not worthy/do not deserve.
Usually we are not programmed to be successful when we are growing up. We’re rather programmed to fit in and not bring too much attention. We were often criticized and could hear things like, “Who do you think you are?” Many of us started thinking that we shouldn’t value ourselves too highly.
However a healthy level of self-confidence is necessary to be successful. You need to start feeling good about yourself, proud of the work that you do and worthy to be rewarded for sharing your expertise.
Associating success with stress.
It’s a common myth that you have to work hard to be successful. Many people reached a place of “burnout” at some point of time and the very unpleasant memory of it stops them when they are faced with the dilemma of moving forward. To overcome this myth you need to replace it with a new one, such as “Work smart, not hard.”
Practice your new beliefs frequently and you will see your level of success rising dramatically.