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Are you holding yourself back? Here's how to allow yourself to succeed...

By Courtney Jones

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Motivation on a Monday can seem like a Kardashian spin-off on any given day, undesirable, lackluster and more often than not, the interest just isn't there.

And the word Allow may seem like an awkward verb to use when trying to correlate success and personal action. Because we all strive towards it, right.......so why would we hold ourselves back?

It’s a thought too heavy to ponder perhaps on a Monday, so let’s just instead concentrate on the things we may not even realize we’re concentrating on. Because sometimes we can only really move forward when we find out what’s actually holding us back. Alas, could it be you? Could you be the barrier in your own road to success?

Instead of Keeping up with the Kardashians, let's instead keep these motivators in mind so we can stay on top of what's keeping us back:

Persistence is far more important than perfection
How many times have you felt as though the progression towards your goal was “taking too long?”

It’s a misconception that plagues us all, but the key to bringing your plan into fruition is to accept that persistence pays off, and perfection is often an illusion. Whether you’re looking to advance your career, deliver a project or attain a new position, take a step back and realize how far you’ve come. Congratulating yourself on goal milestones will give you the extra pep in your step to get you striving towards achieving your goal(s).

Others should be your guides, not your goals
“The grass isn’t always greener....”  We’ve all heard the saying. But have we actually listened to what it means? Our role models help us mold ourselves, both personally and professionally, and of course we should try to exemplify the similar traits in our own lives that make them successful in theirs. Birds of a feather flock together, right? You must remember though, you are your own unique self, with your own individual timeline and your own personal goals. Don’t get too caught up with someone else’s path or you could lose sight of your own.

You’re not giving up because you’re starting over
Thomas Edison imparted those wise words of wisdom, and he was a pretty smart guy. He also never gave up. Even when others told him to. (And then there was light!)

It’s easy to get frustrated when we’ve decided on a path that ends up twisting and turning with unexpected bumps along the way. But don’t get defeated when things don’t turn out the way you expected them to right away. Even if you decide to hit the pause button until you found the right move to push yourself forward, remember: that’s okay.

Motivation can be found in many different ways and in many different forms, but when you find what works for you, keep it close. Life is a long journey.

 

.......(And it's still okay to binge watch the Kardashians......)


by Courtney Jones

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