Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Obstacles to Our Goals

Obstacles are encountered every day of our lives, but what we do and how we react during these events will determine the outcomes of such events. Our reactions to these obstacles will determine if the situation becomes a minor annoyance or a major event. Overreacting to a small annoyance can magnify the issue and make it larger than it actually is. What is an appropriate response to each obstacle that we encounter? The obstacle will determine the response. 

Types of Negative Thinking

Negative thinking is the process of thinking negative rather than positive thoughts. Positive thinking may require effort while negative thinking is uninvited and can happen easily. 

A person who has been brought up in a happy and positive atmosphere where people value success and self-improvement usually has a much easier time thinking positively. One who was brought up in a poor or difficult situation may continue to expect difficulties and failure.

Negative thoughts center on the individual, others, and the future. Negative thinking causes problems such as depression, pessimism, and anxiety.

Believe that things are the way you feel about them

Feeling the Part

Being positive and feeling good about one's self is the key; you must feel the part. Positivity is a leading factor in one's self confidence. It will help you keep a feeling of worth. Staying positive will provide you with a great asset as far as self-talk and recognizing and working with your strengths. By staying positive, you can recognize your weaknesses and then work on them to lessen or eliminate them.

Identifying Your Worth

Worth is defined as “sufficiently good, important, or interesting to justify a specified action." People with a sense of self-worth exude confidence in themselves. They feel in charge of their own destiny and are happy. To create a picture of your self-worth, take a self-concept inventory, analyzing multiple attributes in your life.

Until next time ...


Sheryl Tuchman, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

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