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Are Your Hang-Ups Standing in the Way of Your Success?

There are ... maybe ... of books ... that tell people how to sell, how to market things, and how to succeed in business but I have found that no amount of skill teaching can help,

There are hundreds, maybe thousands, of books published that tell people how to sell, how to market things, and how to succeed in business but I have found that no amount of skill teaching can help, if a person doesn't look closely at their personality and hang-ups first. Self sabatoge is the # 1 enemy of people looking for success.

The business battlefield is littered with victims of self inflicted wounds. Most have a knife in the back and a dislocated shoulder from reaching back and stabbing themselves so many times. We come into the world with a clean slate but by the time we are ready to go into the business world we have developed behaviours meant to deal with the problems in life that, in fact, keep us from dealing with the problems in life.

Procrastination is one of these horrible hang-ups, and it is so common that people tend to accept it as normal behaviour.

Quiting is another, and people can create thousands of reasons why they should quit before reaching success. In reality this is just another hang-up born of feelings and emotions.

Door-mat behaviors also leave people sitting at the bottom of the well wondering why they can't rise to the top, while others are using them as stepping stones to success.

Laziness is a behaviour that tells a person if I don't try then I can't fail. Laziness is not the avoidance of work but rather the avoidance of failure but like procrastination it ultimately creates the thing it was designed to avoid.... failure!

The power of the mind is extraordinary. In spite of all the abilities one might have, intelligence, training, good looks, opportunities, and special skills their reactions toFind Article, and fears of life's problems can cause them to fail.

The wonderful thing about this is that behaviours can be modified. People can overcome their disabling fears and change their lives in as little as 6 weeks. If you see yourself as one of those people with self-defeating behaviours and hang-ups you can change and it is a relatively easy step at a time. The determining factor is recognizing your hang-ups as self defeating and beginning on a daily basis to love yourself enough to succeed.

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Ms. Gossland is founder of Lasting Impressions 2 a small business marketing service specializing in multicultural marketing and relationship marketing.

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