Smart Ways to Shake Off Elements in Your Life That Hold You Back

Tag - Self Growth
Author - Mari L. McCarthy
Published - May 2, 2019

We’ve all heard the phrase, “you are what you eat,” but have you realized that you become what you think? It’s true. The power of thought – positive and negative – is remarkable.

Our thoughts influence everything we do. From the simplest of things such as what to wear or eat, to life-altering decisions such as the work we choose to do and the friends we choose to make.

shake-off-negative-elements-in-lifeIf you want to make changes in your life, start with changing your thoughts today. What you think today, is who you will become tomorrow. Your subconscious mind is always working, it never quits or stops inspiring you. Even when you are sleeping, your subconscious mind is at work. Have you ever had a dream about something you have been thinking the most about? If your subconscious mind is always working, why not put it to work to better your life? The best way to do that is through journaling.

Writing in a journal is a highly effective way to study yourself and your thoughts. Writing freely about the things that pop into your head and the stuff you’re worried about enables you to reflect and dissect your thoughts to reveal what really motivates you and what holds you back.

The power of fear is amazing. Uncertainty, anxiety, and regret are all things that can present stumbling blocks to the average human. All these negative emotions and reactions to situations and people act as controls upon your best instincts and can prevent you from living your life to its fullest and becoming the person you really want to be.

Write down what scares you. What makes you anxious. What makes you say “no.” Put all these things down in your journal and think about them. Now they’re just words, no more. Something you can easily handle because they’re just words on a page.

Starting to feel better? Then here are several suggestions to help you keep going:

shake-off-bad-elements-in-lifeBanish fear of failing. - Failure is the foundation for success because when you fail, you learn what not to do. Highly successful entrepreneurs have a saying, “fail early and fail often,” because that is the key to discovering the Next Big Thing and the only real road to success. Failure is something to be embraced, not avoided, because failing means you’ve at least tried.

Still afraid of something? Then go do it. And do it again. - Doing something over and over creates a familiarity with that thing or situation that diminishes fear of it. It’s harder to be afraid of something you know – fear thrives in the unknown.

Just go do something. - One of the laws of physics is “a body at rest remains at rest.” You can’t get ahead if you’re not moving. So get up, get out, and go do SOMETHING. Discover things you like to do, write them down in your journal, and commit to doing them more often. You’ll feel better about yourself and your life.

Uncertainty is the one certain thing. - Humans, by their very nature, don’t like uncertainty. Fear of the unknown is one of the strongest of fears. But you know what? Life is uncertain. In fact, it would be remarkably boring if it wasn’t. Think of each day as a new adventure and embrace uncertainty – good surprises await just around the corner.

Avoid filling your mind with fears and doubts.

Instead fill your mind – and your journal -- with positive thoughts and thoughts of exactly what you want your life to look like. Create a plan for where you want to be and set some goals in your life. Write it all down in your journal so you can remind yourself on a regular basis. Having the tools to analyze your life and your goals enables you to know what’s holding you back and what’s contributing to your success.

Are there elements of life that are holding you back? Learn more smart ideas to shake off elements in your life that hold you back then download the eBook titled "The Secrets to Finding the Internal Compass to Power through Life's Events.

The Secrets to Finding the Internal Compass to Power through Life's Events

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