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


Part I

“I told you so!” Have you ever heard that before? I’ve never been a proponent of that statement but I can attest to family members, teachers and colleagues who have. Typically, I’ve found the genesis of such statements centers around “sabotage.” Self-sabotage, and enemy to all of us at one point or another, thwarts our often told intentions around our desire to “step out of our comfort zone,” and gain something new or exciting.

I’ve assembled 12 sure fire ways to sabotage your career goals … The Dirty Dozen.

1. Try to sprint a marathon – Get so excited about the possibilities that you commit yourself to running hard towards your goals … then burn out because you didn’t put in place any system or process to sustain your efforts for the long run.

Suggestion: Ask for help to find a reliable system/ process that turns you into a Champion Goal Achiever all the while enabling you to become a long distance runner with stamina to maintain momentum for the long haul

2. Try to do it all by yourself – You’ve had years of experience, a first rate education, others have let you down … so why not – take what you have and launch! Take advantage of these facts and try to do it all yourself. It’s a guaranteed anchor for your progress.

Suggestion: Remember the cartoons on Saturday mornings, “there’s always a faster gun around the corner.” I don’t care how capable you are, or how much of a genius you are in your chosen field – you can’t do it all on your own. You will always need support. There will always be things you don’t know, or aren’t good at. Ask yourself, “What support do I need?” “Where can I find it?”

3. Say, “I can’t,” a lot – Any time you’re faced with a challenge you can’t seem to “slam dunk,” look at the obstacles and state with clarity, “I can’t.” Remember all the times your significant others told you, “you can’t,” and if you’re still unsure, enumerate the complete list of reasons why you can’t and try hard to make the obstacles the path!

Suggestion: Replace “I can’t” with “I will.” Remember that self-talk is the first frontier to Success

4. Listen to the cynics – If you can’t convince yourself that you can’t … turn to others who have Olympic Gold Medals in nay saying. You’ll find no shortage of cynics, skeptics, and natty [smiling under the guise of being realistic] friends who in reality are projecting their own lack of belief onto you – take all of that that you can get!

Suggestion: Seek out positive, motivated and successful people to “hang with” It’s said we become the composite of the (three to five) people we hang out with … so choose wisely.

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 or email him at

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