There are dozens of motivation killers that will appear in your lifetime, here are the top five motivation killers to avoid.

1. Fear of Failure
Fear of failure is one of the most common fears and motivation killers that people have. Some have even claimed that every negative emotion we have is based on fear. But, understand that failure has its benefits, because each failure is an opportunity for growth.

2. Procrastination
“I’ll do that later…and later…and later.” Many times if you break down your task into smaller, more manageable goals it will be easier to tackle. Or try telling someone about your goals, this will hold you more accountable for getting off your butt and completing them.

3. Being Overwhelmed
There are days when I look at my to-do list and am paralyzed by overwhelming chaos. Try not to over commit yourself or take on way too many projects. I try to stay focused on conquering the world one step at a time.

4. Dream Squashers
In various ways “dream squashers’” are motivation killers and will test your commitment to your goals. Don’t let them win! By just believing in your capabilities you WILL do amazing things. Always vow to prove the dream squasher wrong!

5. Negative Thinking
Your mind is a very powerful thing. Feed yourself with positive thoughts related to your goals. One of the best mind exercises that I ever did was to write down every negative thought I had for two weeks and then write the positive version of that thought. It took reams of paper, but did wonders for retraining the way my mind thinks. Every once in a while I do a refresher course of this exercise!

What other motivation killers have you had to face in your life?

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