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Thursday, 9 October 2014

Allowing Yourself to be Paralysed by Doubts

Over the next 7 days I am going to be detailing 7 things that sometimes prevent or hamper people trying to achieve effective change and what you can do about them (once completed a full list of the 7 Erros will be available at: 7 Errors of Change). Here is an account of the first error and what you can do about it:

Error No 1: Allowing Yourself to be Paralysed by Doubts

It's reasonable (and sometimes wise) to have some doubts about making changes but if your doubts are all-consuming or are stopping you from attempting or even rationally considering change then try the following:
  • Begin by trying small achievable changes and see how those go before deciding whether to extend/continue.
  • Assess how realistic your fears are, both in terms of the likelihood of them materialising and in terms of the extent and nature of the potential negative consequences if they do materialise. Then create a plan for what you can do both to reduce the likelihood of them materialising and to help you deal with them if they do materialise.
  • Manage your negative self talk by noting it calmly and reminding yourself of when it is exagerated and of what more realistic self-talk might be.
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