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Only 2 Things Hold You Back in Life

Only 2 Things Hold You Back in Life

Want to change the world? As I explained at a recent speaking engagement at the Girls Scouts of West Central Florida 2010 Women of Distinction luncheon, there are two hardwired programs that you need to give up first: The Disapproval Program and the Perfection Program.
 
Did you know that the average person disapproves of themselves over 50 times a day? You're an idiot, you said the wrong thing, you shouldn't have done that, and so on and so on. Start noticing how many times you disapprove of yourself each day. When you let disapproval run the show, you shut off access to new people coming into your life, to the right decisions and to new ideas and possibilities.
 
The Perfection Program is equally limiting. Think of all the times you've avoided starting something because you believed you weren't good enough, young enough, smart enough or what not. Have you always wanted to write a book, to try snowboarding or to start a web site? Stop hanging out in the stands watching everyone else. Dare to let go of perfectionism, get down on the court and start playing the game of life.
 

Posted: 4/11/10
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