5 Steps to Clean the Slate Before You Start Your Goal

Emotional baggage resides your mind, constantly casting doubt on your ability to move forward. In order to be successful, you have to realize when enough is enough and chase after your dreams in spite of the obstacles. Emotional baggage can be the one thing that stands in the way of you achieving your goals. Guilt, fear, self-doubt, resentment, etc., are all types of emotional baggage that we unconsciously hold onto or carry around with us. They often subliminally influence our decisions and sabotage us along our course of action. Here some steps you can take to rid yourself of these unwanted carry-ons before it happens to you.

Examine your life

Socrates said, "An unexamined life is not worth living." If we do not examine our own behavior, we fail at what it means to be human. That would make us no better than animals. Make a personal inventory. Think about what you have done and who you have done it to. Consider the reasons for the behavior. Consider the source. Take responsibility for your own actions. The first step to releasing what does not serve you is to understand and acknowledge it. Make note of it, You'll need it later.

Tell the truth

Shakespeare once wrote "To thine own self be true." It means to be honest with yourself above all else. Shakespeare must have  had personal growth in mind when he coined the phrase. This is the most important step in any personal psychological endeavor. Get this right before even considering taking another step. If you can't do this, you've failed already.

Forgive yourself 

Confucius said, "The more you know yourself, the more you forgive yourself," If you take the time to think about these words, then you are beginning to know yourself better. You need to take personal responsibility for any wrongs against others, and you have to forgive yourself for any mistakes you've made along the way.

Build continuity

Repetition is key. In order to achieve your goals, you have to keep doing the productive things that keeps you focused and helps become better every day. Commiting to the things that make you successful will increase your ambition and build your desire to achieve every goal you have in mind.

Finalize a routine

Develop a personal routine and integrate these steps into it. It may include exercise, meditation, or mindfulness throughout your day. It is up to you to decide what will benefit you most. You are actively working to maintain a life and career that is emotionally unfettered and free of negativity. Remember, the only way through to success is to keep moving forward.

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