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12 ways to sabotage your career goals - THE DIRTY DOZEN!! Part III

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9. Equate today’s reality with tomorrows potential - I can live with today … it’s the uncertain future that requires new learning, risk, possible failure and besides there’s going to need to be a new foundation laid, preparations to be made and obstacles overcome. This makes a pretty compelling reason to never start. Make this your mantra – “If I can’t do it today, then it’s impossible.” See how easy that was? You didn’t even have to take a single step.

Suggestion: If you always do what you’ve always done … you’ll always get what you’ve always got. Trust your intuition. Plant a seed, nurture it, and decide that you’re worth the effort … Begin by writing out exactly what you’ll need to have on hand to make that first step … step forward!

10. Don’t prioritize your dreams – Make everything in your life a priority except your dreams. By making everything else more important than what you really want to do – guess what? What filters down to the bottom of the to-do list? You guessed it!
Suggestion: Commit to taking action on your dream and make it one of your top three priorities.

11. Don’t question your assumptions – Don’t take this literally, assumptions themselves aren’t going to sabotage your dreams. It’s that flawed assumption, never examined, that will do the trick. Things like – “That person would never say, yes to my request.” Or how about, “they’ll never let me do “X” … or the tried and true – “I can’t do that.” Whatever you do, if you find yourself making assumptions about whats possible in your life, – DO NOT look closely at them.

Suggestion: Remember how to spell “assume” – it makes an _ _ _ of u and me. I like to remind people that “ask, ask, ask and you’ll get, get, get – don’t ask – don’t get! Challenge all your assumptions; is there another way to look at it?

12. Make decisions based on what “they” think you should do – If you really want to shoot down those pesky dreams from the get-go, then ignore your own feelings and make decisions based on what somebody else, anybody else, thinks! It doesn’t matter who, as long as it’s not you. Choose your career because it’s what your parents expect, or because people will admire it, or because it fits our cultural definition of success. Under no circumstances should you look inside and take a good hard look at what energizes and inspires you.

Suggestion: What’s your genius? Identify your natural, authentic self, and to yourself be true!

Spending a lifetime exploring “possibilities” … Willard Kille has founded the perfect vehicle to assist others to do the same. Rezults Group, Inc focuses on Leadership Development, Transition, Personal Growth and Life Coaching. Awakening Solutions is his genius and sharing it with others is his Vision. Learn more – visit his web site www.rezultsgroup.com or email him at wbkille@rezultsgroup.com

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