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Clear your mental cobwebs to succeed

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We are almost at the halfway mark of this year and most of us are yet to take that first step towards enhancing our career growth. There are still many of us who have our hands full of incomplete projects, unattended tasks and unfulfilled promises.

Our mental cobwebs are proving to be a hindrance for us to move forward. These include lack of self-confidence, fear of failure, fear of the unknown, the inability to take risks, negative thoughts and feelings, biases as well as prejudices, ignorance and unhappiness with the status quo, among other things.

Mental cobwebs clutter our thinking and lead to a confused state of mind. They not only prevent us from having a clear idea on what has to be done, they also make us disorganised. We get confused; as a result, we take the easy way of not doing anything. The result is unaccomplished goals as well as a sense of failure.

To move forward, it is essential to clear the cobwebs and sweep them away the minute they start to develop. That can happen only when we decide to act. Clearing them requires a conscious effort. We need to understand what is holding us back and work towards finding a solution. There will be times when we realise that what is holding us back is the manner or the way we approach an assignment.

Eliminating cobwebs will help us find a new perspective and reach our goals. Our mental faculties move in a much better manner since there are no webs that get entrapped. A positive attitude will help us overcome the doubts that we have and experience success.

Remember, cobwebs occupy precious space in our mind and they serve no purpose. Remove them before they become entrenched and see the difference the process brings.

Handy Hints:

• Clearing out mental clutter is important to become creative

• Organise your workspace to clear up your thoughts as well

• Focus on a project one at a time to the best of your ability

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Source: C. Sunil Roy, Special to Jobs & Careers

The writer is Senior Manager, Publilink