Stop getting in the way of your own progress

Lees, John
July 2009
People Management;7/2/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 14, p35
The author advises professionals to overcome self-defeating ideas that may hinder them from succeeding in their careers. He explains that people's minds often work to defend themselves from change, and that people planning to change careers are especially prone to thoughts that damage their self-confidence. He suggests professionals to remind themselves about the dangers of becoming stagnant, and to turn to their friends who would encourage them to rediscover their best selves.


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