Join Brenda Bailey-Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Reason: Lack of confidence, part of Overcoming Procrastination.
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When people compare their lists of things they do avoid…to the things they never avoid, something interesting sometimes emerges.…They start to realize that they're avoiding tasks because…they lack confidence, or they lack skill, in that area.…Could that be one of the reasons you're avoiding some…of the tasks on your list of what you avoid?…Remember Sam, our friend who puts off everything related to writing?…He realized that every time he sat down to write a…document, he heard this little voice in his said saying, you're…a terrible writer and if you actually finish this document and…send it everyone is going to know you're a terrible writer.…
Realizing that he was procrastinating because he lacked confidence and skill, he…took a few writing classes to build up his skill and his confidence.…This was great, but he would find that he could still sit…down to write and still hear that voice saying, you're a terrible writer.…He needed to substitute a new mental message to replace that old message.…Sam had to learn to say, hey, I've got new skills, and writing this report is a great…
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