(Adapted from a 2014 Two-Minute Tune-Up blog)
When I can’t seem to complete a project or move ahead, or when I procrastinate or become unproductive, many times it is because I feel anything but successful.
When that “loser” feeling is accompanied by unemployment or being passed over, procrastination and unproductive behaviors escalate to the next level. Then, engagement or re-engagement can only happen when I feel some kind of hope about myself again.
I used to wait for something in my circumstances to change so I could feel that hope. (That was mostly miserable.) Now, I ask, “What do I need to learn, change, or do differently?”
Then I listen. I get to work accepting advice, making changes, and most importantly, changing what I say to myself.
Each step is a small victory…and a “loser vaccination.”