Many of us at least have a general idea of where we want to be in life. And when you struggle to reach that point, it can weigh heavily on you. But with a bit of introspection, it's possible to pinpoint exactly what is holding you back, which all too often, turns out to be a case of subconscious (or conscious!) self-sabotage.
Ditch the regrets now and address these eight self-defeating behaviors keeping you from living your best life.
- You don't have written goals.
Before you can chase down your dreams, you must know what they are. Clearly identifying these can be half the battle. What do you envision for your life? Your business? Your family time and social engagement? The act of simply recognizing and writing down your goals serves both as a reminder of what you're working toward and inspiration to keep you moving.
- You don't have a game plan either.
Although you now have a list of written goals, there's more planning to be done. How are you going to get from Point A to Point Z? Just like a skilled coach and manager, you need a game plan. Breaking down your goals into small, achievable steps can help you navigate this journey and prepare you for the countless stops in-between. Take care not to get too caught up in the details as perfectionistic paralysis is all too real a thing.