The Two Biggest Enemies To Our Success

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“The two biggest enemies to our success are fear and doubt.”

Doubt and fear are hindrances to discovering our full potential. No matter how capable, a person who doubts himself and fears failure will never reach new heights. To break this negative mindset, we need to break free from this anxiety-driven, disparaging messages that we tell ourselves.

When does a person start feeling small? It certainly doesn’t happen overnight as psychology maintains that this self-sabotaging perception of one’s self results from having critical parents. This creates internal anguish that stops anyone from trying great things with high stakes. When unresolved, a person is doomed to a life of mediocrity.

This self-protective-rationalizing-habit is hard to break but you can work on it by talking to a therapist, reading self-help books, and actively deprogramming yourself. Dr. Leon F. Seltzer, author of the Psychology Today blog “Evolution of the Self,” maintains that we can reprogram our mindset into something more self-accepting. When we get rid of unresolved childhood issues, he says, we can form a new attitude that would allow us to live a courageous, happy life.

Life will never be without fear and doubt, but there’s a better way of coping than backing out. Psychologist and world-class mountain climber Matt Walker demonstrates that facing our fears and uncertainty is the recipe for adventure and achievement! Although we normally detest being scared and uncertain, taking a leap anyway breaks the barrier we set to ourselves and prepare us for bigger challenges that would ultimately make us braver-and definitely happier.

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