Want to Be Successful? Stop Having These Destructive Thoughts ...

Holly

The mind is a beautiful thing, but it's capable of horrible things. That's why you need to remain positive if you want to be successful. You can't let yourself think of the worst case scenario, or you'll never end up with the job you deserve. Here are some of the destructive thoughts that you need to stop having if you want to be successful:

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1

I’m Not Good Enough

If you don't think that you're good enough to get a job, then why on earth would your interviewer think you're good enough? You need to be confident with your abilities. That way, when you go on an interview, you'll have plenty of positive traits to tell your potential employer about. They interview tons of people a day, so they'll be able to decipher when you're telling the truth. That's why you need to truly believe that you're a perfect fit for the job.

2

I Need More Money

Yes, money is an important part of life. You need it to survive. However, when you're trying to get a job or a promotion, you should focus on the goal, not the cash that you'll receive once you accomplish that goal. Some bosses won't appreciate the fact that you're only working for the money. They want you to actually be passionate about what you're doing.

3

I’m Too Young

It doesn't matter how young or old you are, because you're always capable of success. Sure, you might be a different age than most of your coworkers, but that doesn't mean that you're less skilled than they are. Haven't you heard that age is just a number?

4

It's Not Meant to Be

Don't assume that you're destined to be poor, because you grew up poor. Don't assume that you'll never get a good job, because you don't know the right people. While it's much easier to succeed when you're born rich and connected, it's still entirely possible to succeed when you have to work for everything. Plus, at the end of the day you'll feel better about yourself, because you'll know you actually deserve your success.

5

I Don't Have Enough Experience

Yes, you need to have certain skills in order to obtain certain jobs. However, don't stop yourself from applying to jobs you want, because you don't think you stand a chance. The worst that can happen is that they throw your resume in the trash. Sending the paperwork out is worth a shot.

6

I'm Ready to Give up

You can't give up after a few weeks of trying to succeed. It can take years or even decades to get to the place you want to be. You can't stop when things get hard. You have to keep trying if you want to live a life you're proud of, so never give up.

7

She's Better

You already know that it's unhealthy to compare your boyfriend to your ex, but it's also unhealthy to compare yourself to your competitors. You shouldn't strive to be better than the other women you know. You should just strive to be better tomorrow than you were yesterday. The only person you should compare yourself to is your past self.

If you want to be successful, you have to train your brain to think a certain way. No more negativity allowed, got it? Do you tend to have these destructive thoughts?

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Thanks for helping me identify a few negative thoughts I didn't even realize I was struggling with.

Thank you so much for this article Holly! I've been struggling with these thoughts most of my life!

Great post! Thanks.

Thank you so much for this! I'm twelve and I tell myself that I am too young a lot! This helps a lot!

Believe in yourself

I really needed to read this. Thank you!

#7 is a must never ever think someone else is better than you

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