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How to Change Absolutely Anything by Prof. Damian Hughes

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Step 8

Avoid belief traps: spotting the most common mistakes that hinder change

‘Obstacles are those frightful things we see when we take our eyes off the goal.’

Henry Ford

Belief traps

There are three typical mistakes to be aware of when analysing your beliefs about change.

1. Results-based beliefs

I often hear people claim, ‘The reason I have great self-belief is because I am really good at...’

What’s wrong with that? This is nothing other than results-based thinking. The challenge with this is that we might have to wait a long time to get the results we are waiting for. It would be awful if we could only have self-belief and a positive attitude when things are going well for us. The time we need self-belief most is when things are not ...

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