How to kill the underachiever inside you

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What happened to you? You once had dreams. Big dreams. Did life fall in the way or did you stop doing the things you used to do?

So, you’ve finally settled in to become your parents mowing the lawn in Bermuda shorts a straw hat and socks pulled up to your crotch. Something happened.

You’d like to believe it was one moment—a major oversight or missed opportunity—that led you here. Deep inside, you know the truth. You wrote lists and plans, knowing you’d never put them into motion. You waited for something to happen to you…and got left behind. Despite the grueling hours, you went through the motions, subconsciously knowing your path was welcome scenery and exercise. But led nowhere.

Do you feel there is something you should be doing but you are not sure what it is? Click here. 

In our personal narratives, we naturally make ourselves the heroes. We seek out villains and scapegoats to justify why our lives haven’t panned out. Unfortunately, the truth is far less melodramatic. It is usually a series of evasions, bad habits, fears, compromises, and mentalities that have led us to this point. Sure, you can spend time reflecting on the past, questioning your path, and figuring out what’s missing. But are you really being honest with yourself?

via http://www.businessweek.com

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Jim Woods is president of The Jim Woods Group. A management consulting firm. Go here to see his work www.jimwoodsgroup.com. He advises and speaks to organizations large and small on how to increase top line growth in times of uncertainty and complexity. Some of his speaking and consulting clients include: U.S. Army, MITRE Corporation, Pitney Bowes, Whirlpool, and 3M. See more at his website www.jimwoodsgroup.com.

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