Overcoming Your Self-Destructive Habits


If you’ve had a difficult time reaching your goals, it is possible your lack of progress is the result of your own self-destructive habits. Without realizing it, you could be sabotaging your own efforts and keeping yourself from moving forward. If you are stuck in what seems like a never-ending cycle of disappointment and frustration, you may want to take a close look at yourself and your habits first.

It’s tempting to assume that your struggles are the result of external factors and things you can’t control. While you could be experiencing things that may not be your fault, don’t overlook the role you could be inadvertently playing in your current circumstances. A close look at your mindset and habits could reveal certain changes you need to make. During a reset, the following tips could be useful:

• Don’t be afraid to start fresh – You may be stuck to the habit of trying the same thing over and over again. If something isn’t working, don’t be afraid to admit you need to try another option. This is not a defeat—it’s an adjustment.
• Consider what has worked in the past – What habits and strategies have worked well for you in the past? Looking back can help you see why your current path isn’t serving you well.
• Get an outside perspective – It may require you to swallow some of your pride, but there is no shame in asking for the perspective and advice of someone else. An outside view into your habits could help you see what needs to be changed.

The thing about your habits is that you may not realize that they could be what’s standing between you and your goals. It will take an honest look at yourself to see how you could be self-destructing, but this could allow you see issues and adapt accordingly. If you want to be successful, you can’t be afraid to adapt, change and grow.

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