This year you’ve resolved to move forward. However, are there behaviors that may be holding you back? Our Trademark Management Group team suggests that many people should consider taking the following actions to change what may be preventing success:
• Put the Past in the Past: If you’re holding on to past resentments, wounds, or failures that have clouded your self-perception, let them be lessons learned and let them go. It is nearly impossible to move forward if your past dictates your future. Even if you made mistakes in the past, remember you are allowed to grow and move forward.
• Don’t Try to Fit in Just to Fit In: Beginning in grade school, people are conditioned to wear certain clothes or do certain activities in order to be popular. To achieve success, you have to break the cycle of trying to emulate the in-crowd. Be original and be true to yourself. There will be those who might dismiss you for it, but those who matter will like you for who you are.
• Avoid Gossip: Despite being human nature, gossiping is just bad for you. The information you are receiving is generally second hand; this means the details are often missing or may have been distorted so severely that they no longer represent the truth. Second, the person with whom you’re gossiping may also be sharing your confidences with others. Rather than be part of the rumor mill, our managers at Trademark Management Group suggest you go to the source and ask directly if the topic is of direct importance to you (i.e. impacts your position or how you perform your tasks).
Make these simple changes and see how easily success starts to come to you.