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Inner Saboteur

The little voice in your head that stokes your fears and tells you what not to do

Your inner saboteur can take over your mindset and stop you moving forward. How are you are getting in your own way? Inner saboteurs can often appear in the guise of perfectionism, holding you back, and you accepting nothing less from yourself as well as others.

Striving for perfection can actually make you your own worst enemy stopping you from really achieving your full potential both professionally and personally. It can stop you being able to work collaboratively with others. Perfectionism can stop you growing and changing, it can prevent you from being creative and innovative; it can stifle adaptability with often catastrophic results and stops you being someone with vision who can see beyond the perfect bubble you have created for yourself.

Your life and career are works in progress; choose progress over perfectionism. The next time you make a mistake, instead of beating yourself up about it, focus on positive self-talk, learn what you can from the experience and move on to the next experience of your life. Be patient and kind to yourself, just as you would to a friend.