Three Toxic Beliefs to Ditch About Your Career

stressThis piece on LinkedIn really caught our eyes. That’s because influencer Travis Bradberry hit the nail on the head.

Sometimes the only person standing in our way is ourselves. The toxic beliefs we tell ourselves and stress that goes along for the ride need to be ditched once and for all.

1. I “always” or “never” do that. Instead of thinking all or nothing, frame your behavior into having control over what you do. In the piece he writes, “You may do something a lot or not do something enough, but framing your behavior in terms of “always” or “never” is a form of self-pity.”

2. I succeed when others approve of me. Here’s the thing: You’re never as good or bad as other people say you are. Yes, it’s virtually impossible to turn off reactions to what other people say and think about you but you can simply take their opinions with a grain of salt. He says this way, regardless of what they say, your self-worth comes from within. Amen!

3. My past equals my future. Can we get another amen? Repeated failures can strip away your self-confidence. It’s hard to believe you will reach another milestone again, right? Failures can prevent us from taking risks and going for the gold. But, technically success can be found within your own ability to rise above failure itself.

He writes, “Anything worth achieving is going to require you to take some risks, and you can’t allow failure to stop you from believing in your ability to succeed.”