Your Future Self

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”Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.”
Janis Joplin

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I believe we all want to reach our full potential. Yet we have moments throughout our lives where we doubt ourselves. Many can let go of them and not allow them to take over, while others fall victim to the intrusive thoughts that undermine our ability to succeed. And remember they are all thoughts. So who keeps the thought in your mind? You do.

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The best way to let go of self doubt is to build your self confidence. This means feeling better about your own abilities. When you feel incapable and begin to doubt yourself, fear is right around the corner just waiting to move in and reside in your psyche. Once fear enters the subconscious, the negative talk begins, the self criticism emerges and the vicious cycle continues.

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So how do we reach our full potential? Begin by setting realistic goals. I am a great believer of, when in doubt take the next small step. Taking realistic steps ensure that you can be capable of accomplishing the task and build your confidence in the process. If you set unrealistic goals you most likely will fall short and this adds to your level of self-doubt. With the accomplishment of each realistic task, your confidence will improve, your fears will subside, and your self-doubt will diminish.

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In life there will be successes and setbacks. Of course we want to hope for the best outcome but when disappointments arise or things do not go as planned we have to see this as part of the game of life. Use the setbacks as an opportunity to learn and improve your game plan. This is not the time to doubt your efforts. Use the feedback to make the necessary adjustments and keep moving forward.

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Take a look at what scares you the most and begin to address them. Try not allow your doubts to control your destiny. It is time to look within and free yourself so you can live your full potential.

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Remember. maximizing your potential is about doing things you never knew you could do and reaching heights that you can only dream about. It is about pushing yourself to become a better and stronger person.

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Commit to taking a small step outside your comfort zone today…. Try something new.

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‎”Transformation is not five minutes from now; it’s a present activity. In this moment you can make a different choice, and it’s these small choices and successes that build up over time to help cultivate a healthy self-image and self esteem.”
Jillian Michaels

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