We're all guilty of this at times. I know I am. I over-think stuff, worry about whether I'm just a bit crazy or that I've missed something obvious, constantly question whether it's fair to delegate but hate the idea of micro-managing anyone, find it hard to switch off...
And then of course I worry about how much time I have spent worrying and not getting on with the to-do list.
What's comforting is that I'm clearly not alone by a long stretch. The attached piece by YFS magazine is an insightful and reassuring run-down of the things that entrepreneurs and many of us in business experience every day - and what to do about it.
I'd make the list just one item longer though. In my view, item 16 should be: 'be fair but don't let anyone else get in your way either.
Still, that's a whole other conversation.
Self-sabotaging thoughts, beliefs and habits can get the best of us. According to Psychology Today, “Behavior is said to be self-sabotaging when it creates problems and interferes with long-standing goals.” The dilemma is: most people are unaware that they are sabotaging themselves. Self-sabotage prevents you from attaining what you want most in life and business... “Moreover, it is the conflict that exists between conscious desires and unconscious wants that manifests in self-sabotage patterns. It not only prevents you from reaching your goal, but also becomes a safety mechanism that protects you against disappointment. In other words, your brain is protecting you from getting hurt by doing what it thinks is best, which is keeping you within your comfort zone.” ...we asked 15 entrepreneurs to reveal the best ways to “get out of your own way” and stop sabotaging business success.