5 Bad habits that stop you from achieving your dreams

Jul 5, 2021 0 comments



As a child, you were often asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Back then, you would reply to the most outrageous answers such as “Wizard” or “Superhero”. Or, maybe you answered an actual career such as “writer” or “doctor”.


Either way, you believed you could be anything you wanted. But as you grew older, that sense of wonder has slowly faded away. Cynicism caused by your failures, limitations, and people who don’t believe in you took its place.  


However, it’s not your past, weaknesses, or difficult people that are holding you back. Spoiler alert: it’s YOU.


Here are five negative habits holding you back from reaching your dreams:


Negative Thinking


This mindset makes you believe that you are destined to lose. That you shouldn’t even bother trying because you might fail and get hurt in the process; thereby denying yourself not only a peaceful mind, but also the success you deeply want to achieve. But the moment you accept that you’re not destined to fail, you break the chains that bound you to a potential failure.

 

Comparing yourself to others


You often believe that you’re not as good as other people. That your accomplishments mean nothing when compared to others’. This invalidates your hard work, causing you to lose any respect you have for yourself. But the moment you celebrate yourself and your victories (no matter how small), you would be even more eager to reach your dreams.

 

Holding on to the past


This habit makes you believe that your success is far-fetched. That because of a messy past, you’re already denied a good future, and you lose sight of what you can still accomplish. But when you start to accept and heal, you can take back control of your life that will lead you closer to your dreams.

 


Unwillingness to learn


You often think that you already know everything. That there’s no need for you to seek advice or work with other people. This way, you deny yourself potential answers to your problems. But the moment you accept new ideas, you open yourself to bigger worlds to explore.

 

Taking goals too seriously


This habit makes you believe that you won’t be happy until you’ve succeeded. That you have no time to enjoy life because you’re too obsessed with your goals. Doing this can make every waking day miserable. So take a break and enjoy the things that truly make you happy. You will find yourself more energized and determined to reach your goals.

 

When you were younger, you believed that dreams do come true. But as you grow older, you start belittling yourself that hinders your achievements and success. Well, it’s never too late to change! Everyone’s a work in progress. By overcoming your self-destructive habits through self-love, an open mind, and a winning attitude, you can become the best version of yourself and live your dreams! 


━━ Written By  Alec Luigi Fernandez
━━  Art By moira cas 


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