Avoid Common Obstacles to Personal Development and Many Self-destructive Behaviors that Can Hinder Your Growth

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Do you have the same miserable experiences ever so often as if you're stuck in an unhealthy cycle? Repeating the same mistakes over and over without realizing it seems to go right along with being human. You may need to step back and consider that you're getting in your own way. Awareness of your own self-destructive behaviors can set you free from a cycle of failure and stagnation.

Some of the barriers to self-improvement or personal development include:

  • Poor Time Management

  • Disorganization

  • Unresolved/unfaced fears resulting in self-destructive or self-sabotaging behaviors

  • Procrastination

  • Blaming: blaming others or your external circumstances for your problems or unhappiness

  • Self-pity; feeling sorry for yourself and forgetting to be grateful

  • Ego Issues: No self-confidence or fragile ego that can't be told anything and has to know it all; inability to laugh at ones self or see ones own faults

  • Victim's Mentality -- It is them against you and without some guts you'll deny this issue is holding you back until the very end

  • Entitlement Mentality: You're not sure why but everyone in your life owes you, should be able to read your mind and anticipate your needs. After all, they are all only thinking of themselves and ignoring what you need to make it through yet another crisis (that you probably caused yourself)

  • Lack of a written plan: no personal-professional development plans, your goals are not written down

  • Giving your power away, enabling, accepting abuse and remaining in unhealthy, codependent relationships

  • Escaping and avoiding personal development through your addictions

  • Seeking genuine personal development takes guts. It's not for the faint at heart but it is definitely worth every moment that you put into it. It does take time, creating a plan and getting more honest with yourself and even others than you've ever dared.

    No matter what your experience has been, tell yourself that YOU are worth taking time for to face and overcome the obstacles to your personal development. Facing your own issues, may not be as difficult as it first appears and I believe you will be amazed and pleased at the results in your life when you begin genuinely and honestly working on your personal development.


    Decide today to get organized, make a plan and overcome any obstacles to your personal development that are holding you back from finding your passion for living and living the life of your dreams.

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    Recognize and Eliminate the Obstacles to Personal Development in Your Own Life. Mountains were meant to be climbed and problems were meant to be solved. Whatever the barriers are to your self-improvement, they can be identified, explored and overcome. If other people can do it, why not you? For years we desired to have our own business but were not successful.

    Finally we realized that one of our obstacles to being successful was trying to work with businesses that did not line up with our life purpose or our dreams. Basically we weren't really passionate about those endeavors and so they failed. When we began writing our dreams down and then exploring who we really were, the answers came along. One of those answers for us was finding Solo Build It!. When we began learning and using the knowledge we possessed to create something helpful to other people, a transformation began taking place in our lives.

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