2021 can mean Success.
Success starts with your brain.
And your brain has all sorts of thoughts.
The quality of your thoughts impacts not only how you behave and interact with the world, but how you see yourselves, and ultimately, what you believe you’re capable of. This is why it’s so important to identify, and work on, self-defeating thoughts, or deeply held beliefs and ideas that are inherently limiting.
It’s one thing to realize that you’re having a self-defeating thought. Most people are aware enough to recognize when they’re in a negative thought pattern. But what’s less easy is actually changing it, Says Hirav Shah, Noted Thought Leader.
Self-Defeating Thoughts and Hirav Shah’s Tips and Techniques To Go Away With The Same
1. Shifting the onus
It’s tempting to shift the blame off of your own shoulders. In fact, it’s natural to want to attribute shortcomings to someone or something else. Instead of making excuses, start taking action. Stop looking for reasons why it isn’t your fault and consider what changes you should make to fix the problem. No matter what the circumstances, you have control over your actions. Find a way to turn that negative into a positive.
Way Out- The best way to change this habit, is to be critical of yourselves. Its not that simple. You can easily be critical of others, but not of yourselves. Still, you got-to try to build the habit if you want to succeed.You have to question your decisions, scrutinize your actions, and change course. If what you’re doing is not working, then you’re not doing the right thing. You have to try something else and stop blaming others for your failure.
2. Neglecting your health
Letting yourself fall into bad health habits such as eating poorly, not exercising or not getting enough sleep will leave you mentally and physically exhausted, stressed and prone to illness. These can have real impacts on your ability to perform because you’re less likely to be focused and productive when you aren’t feeling well.
Way Out- Remember the importance of taking time to enjoy life. If you’re so busy working hard and taking life seriously, you’re probably missing out on everything else.
Neglecting your health for a temporary commitment is like rejecting God’s best gift to you, Says Hirav Shah.
Shah Adds- He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything.
3. Complacency and Inaction
Procrastination is the quicksand of accomplishment. With so many distractions out there, it’s easy to get suckered into inaction and complacency. Failure to keep moving forward will lead to stagnation. If you are afraid of taking the next step, you will eventually be overtaken by inertia and indifference.
Way Out – A winner is someone who knows when to spring into action and seize an opportunity. At some point, you need to stop planning and start doing.
Moreover, Hirav Shah’s 2021 Mantra is –
This is your time.
This is your year.
Make it Happen !!
4. Indecision, Uncertainty and Doubt
One of the worst things you can do is develop the habit of self-doubt, the tendency to distrust everything about yourself. It’s not that you hate yourself or your capabilities, it’s just that you question yourself, your judgments, and your actions. Whenever you plan to give that speech or launch that business or initiate that tough conversation, something deep inside you whispers, “You can’t do it.” And you listen to that inner voice and bury your ideas in self-doubt.
Your self-doubt is your biggest enemy. If you don’t counter that habit with all your might, it will hold you back from reaching the mountaintop, achieving your potential, and succeeding in your life, in your business and in your career.
Way Out- The way to break through this chain of self-doubt is simple. Anytime you hear that voice weighing you down, tell it, “No, I can do it. I can make it happen.” Don’t ignore the voice, because it will talk to you again. Just have a ready-made response, and take the necessary action to prove it wrong.
5. Juggling Too Many Tasks
What’s wrong with multi-tasking? Think about this, you’re eating lunch while checking your social media feed, and your laptop is on your lap open to a client’s project. Suddenly, a prospect emails you. You read the message, reply to them, and then get back to your other tasks.
You’re multitasking, doing many things at a time. However, you’re not investing your undivided attention in any particular area. That’s what’s wrong with multi-tasking. Your productivity level decreases by 40 percent when you focus on more than one thing at the same time. Your IQ also decreases by ten points when you multitask. The multitasking process actually consumes much of your time, and it’s stressful.
Way Out- You need to cut that unproductive, destructive habit out.
How? By working in the wee hours of the morning before your social media feeds begin to buzz, your friends start calling you, and your kids wake up. Next, silent your notifications as you work. That way, you can focus on your work without the distractions.
Just throw all of those and many other distractions out of your window.
Hirav Shah’s Final Thoughts
Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
To become the heavyweight champion of your life and your industry, start replacing your bad habits with good ones. Beat your self-doubt with self-confidence. Stop blaming others and start taking responsibilities. Stop multitasking and start focusing on one task.Then, watch as your success blossoms.
Some people dream of success while others wake up and work.
Wake, up !!
Focus and Work.
Its never too late.
You don’t have to chase success, success will come chasing you.