Breaking through the Glass Ceiling of “Almost” (Part 1 of 2)

Throughout our life, there is one word that haunts us and that word is “almost.” We hate it, but we also can’t help saying it. The word “almost” has a habit of creeping up on us when one of our goals comes to a halt.
We are this close to achieving it, but something goes wrong, leaving us with the phrase “almost done.” Gradually another word sneaks its way into our vocabulary, “someday.” What is the reason behind your bad luck? Why does this keeping happening to you? Let me shed some light on this predicament you often find yourself in. Here are some reasons of why this happens and how you can overcome them:

1. You Are Afraid and Uncertain

You are on your way to making good progress to achieving goal. Everything is going fine, until you enter a territory you are not too familiar with. Fear begins to take over and to defeat fear, you take the easiest route—the “I almost done” route.
Here’s What I Want You to Do: Your cold feet and the bead sweat forming on your forehead is due to your mind coming up with unimaginable scenarios to scare and prevent you from leaving the “pause” phase of your goal. To defeat the negative thoughts, you need to drown them with positive thoughts. Get up, ask questions, and accomplish your goals.
If you know anyone who has been in a similar situation as yourself, ask for advice. Do everything, except sitting down and letting your negative thoughts invade your mind and keep you from accomplishing your task.

2. You Are Self-sabotaging Your Own Success

One thing we all have in common is that we are extremely good at coming with excuses and are experts at justifying our actions. Sometimes, excuses and justifications just pour out of us naturally without us even putting an effort to come up with them. STOP! What you do not realize is that you are self-sabotaging your efforts. Self-sabotaging has a lot to do with fear. Are we afraid of success? Are we afraid that if accomplish success, how we are going to sustain it? These questions lead us to exhibit conscious or unconscious self-sabotaging behavior.

Here’s What I Want You to Do: Do not let your fear take a hold of you because if you do, your self-sabotaging behavior will show up, ready to ruin your dream. Instead, be consistent with your actions and give yourself a pat on the back for standing out from the rest. You can recruit some help us well so you do not have the burden of doing everything on your shoulders. Delegate tasks and search for resources that can help you. If you are riding the wave of success, put your hands up! You deserve it!

This is part one of my two-part post. Stay tuned to for the next post where I will discuss self-doubt and external oppositions and tell you how you can overcome them.

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