Breaking The Norm And Evolving

Stop fearing failure

Failure of fear, or ‘Atychiphobia’, is one of the worst feelings ever. If you think you may be prone to a fear of failure, its simple- you need to try and break the cycle.

Conquering and overcoming the failure of fear is all about trying to forget how much we were told, “don’t do this” and “don’t do that” when we were younger.

It’s so easy to be cautious!

If you’re constantly thinking about how you’ll go wrong or whether you’re doing things wrong, you may find yourself locked in the cycle of thinking that you’re incompetent – this way you may constantly seek confirmation or permission for things.

If we never failed, we’d never find the opportunity to ensure and shape our own success.

Have you ever heard of anyone successful who has never failed, ever, during their lifetime?

Say yes

Some may agree that we can’t say “yes” to everything in life, although saying yes more often does help us obtain a more optimistic outlook on life.

By saying yes more you’ll find yourself grasping opportunities that you wouldn’t usually grasp, and with new opportunities come new changes – an essential for a colourful life filled to the brim with content and confidence!

Say no

If you’re reading this and you’re a people pleaser, you’re not anymore.

By saying “no”, I do not mean saying no to things for the sake of it or saying no to things you might or really want to do!

I’m talking about offers you may get from friends, family, colleagues, maybe even your boyfriend or girlfriend, which you know deep down you don’t really fancy doing, but you do it anyway just to make them happy.

Plenty of glory comes with satisfying those who surround you – this doesn’t mean you should forget how you might benefit from saying “no” to something you don’t fancy doing in exchange for saying “yes” to something you do fancy doing.

Buh-bye procrastination

Procrastination- the universal state of being for those who want to do more, but always find a reason to delay actually getting it done. It must have hit you at some point, right?

Whilst I was at university, trust me, procrastination was difficult to avoid! Though making daily to-do lists really did help with keeping track of an distinguishing between the urgent and not urgent.

Once you’ve ticked all the boxes on your to-do list, you’re free to do whatever you want, and how fun is that?

Buh-bye negativity

Negativity is toxic for the mind, body, and soul. It’s also extremely difficult to escape resorting back to negative thoughts, especially if they’re your coping mechanism for accepting the inevitable in life – such as stress.

Amidst some of the best things to do to combat those negative feelings are eating right, exercising, being kind to others, surrounding yourself with friends and family, and just doing more of what you want to do and what you feel is right.

Self-help books are also unbelievably good!

Breaking the norm and becoming a better version of yourself

Too many of us get stuck in the same routine and do the same things with the same attitude too much of the time.

Repetition is BORING. Escape it – even if it means taking a different route to or from school, college, university or work. Even a small change in your daily routine makes your brain think differently.

Forget failure, say yes, say no, avoid procrastination and negativity – you’ll break the norm, and become an EVEN better version of you (even though today’s version of you is pretty amazing).

Rebecca x

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