If you think you have enemies in life, you probably do. But they aren’t who you think they are. They’re something much more hazardous to your happiness and productivity – because they are keeping you stuck. And they are all a part of you.

For many people, there are 3 major reasons they will NEVER thrive in life. And these are:

1. Your hang ups. It’s time to get over it... whatever it is! And if it’s something you can’t do on your own, it’s time to hire a professional who can help you overcome your concerns once and for all. Examples of hang ups include holding grudges, waiting for the perfect time to strike back at someone, avoiding anything that makes you afraid or uncomfortable, regrets for the things said and done, or the things not said and not done, or believing that you’re not good enough. You may be self-aware enough to recognize more than one of these hang-ups you face. But you’d be surprised to know how much thought and energy you spend on them each day. And how much more you could accomplish if you were able to focus your mental and emotional resources on something more productive. Wouldn’t you be more likely to thrive? You know you would.

2. Not learning from what’s already happened. The reason so many of us have to deal with the same problems over and over again is because we don’t learn from past experiences. Instead of dwelling on the lesson learned, we rewind and re-play insignificant details that do nothing but pump-up our adrenaline, make us feel like victims, and crank up our anger. Personal growth doesn’t just result from experience. It comes from knowing what to release and what to extract and take with you. Because re-living the same experiences over and over again prevents you from moving forward and flourishing in other areas.

3. Personal comparisons. You can thank your pride for this one. We all like to think we’re humble and full of gratitude; and many of us are when it comes to comparing our lifestyle to those much less fortunate. This humbleness mysteriously goes away though when comparing ourselves to family and friends and others of similar status; that’s when it becomes a competition. Our goal of course is to be ‘better-than someone’ because it plays a big role in how good we feel about ourselves. This ‘silent’ obsession to appear better slyly takes you off your journey of authenticity and to a place of very little fulfillment. You can’t thrive when you’re preoccupied by these lower levels of thought. Instead, focus your attention on who you are and what you want to accomplish, so you can be the best you can be.

Author's Bio: 

Toronto Life Coach for Women, Ivana Pejakovic, B.Sc., MA, provides training and support to kind-hearted and genuine women who struggle with their self-esteem, feel stuck and trapped, or are emotionally exhausted. I offer educational programs, products with the goal of helping my clients Reach Their Full Potential.

Specifically I help women:

1. Understand and overcome self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviours that keep them from making significant progress (Empower Your Potential)

2. Leverage their innate strengths and abilities to Reach Their Full Potential (Achieve Your Potential)

3. Use their Full Potential to create a lasting difference in the world (Evolve Your Potential)

For more information visit: www.lifecoachintoronto.com