Self-esteem is the root of all success … and all failure. Working on it moves you way up the line to success!
I wanted to share a bit more insight on how diminished self-esteem can be show up in your life and your business. The fact that these behaviors are driven by self-esteem may be surprising to you. So take a peek, you may see things in ways you have not before!
Self-esteem and self-sabotage:
1. Perfectionism. If nothing is ever perfect, then you may spend an eternity finessing and retooling a project only to finally abandon it based on the notion it is not good enough.
2. Procrastination. Putting off important tasks is one way someone with diminished self-esteem can avoid failure, judgment and embarrassment. Those with lower levels of self-esteem are very often chronic procrastinators.
3. Self-comparison. Those with lower self-esteem often fall into the destructive habit of self-comparison. In doing so, they not only contribute to further harming the self-esteem they have, but they also put themselves in a losing position of trying to imitate others rather than exposing their own true genius.
4. Inaction. If you suffer from low self-esteem, chances are you have a tremendous struggle when taking important actions or making critical decisions in your life and business.
Self-sabotage is one of the key reasons businesses fail … why brilliant dreams are buried by brilliant entrepreneurs who just didn’t understand the true destructive power of their own low self-esteem.
You are on the right path! Keep going.
To Your TRUE Success!
As The Entrepreneurs' Confidence Creator, Business-Life Coach and Implementation Expert, Kathleen Aston is the authority on creating confident, courageous, successful women who strive to reach purpose-driven prosperity and leave a legacy in their lifetime. Ms. Aston's propriety systems help women to build solid foundations of self while simultaneously building powerful foundations of business that support rapid-fire business growth, profits and success. Kathleen Aston is a highly regarded speaker, trainer and mentor for women in business. Her newest book, How to Network like a Diva, will be released in July 2011!