What's the main thing stopping you getting what you want in life?
It could well be you yourself.
In our experience over 80% of the barriers that prevent us living our dreams lie within ourselves.
It is our own attitude, belief and commitment that hold the key.
And the exciting thing is that these are within our control – we can do something about them!
The problem is that we're used to listening to a lot of negative messages playing in our head:
I've never been able to do this...
I'll look stupid if...
I can't imagine myself...
Just imagine throwing out your old, dusty collection of thoughts.
Try replacing those tired messages with new ones such as:
I can do anything with the right attitude
I really believe in myself
I'm committed to making things happen.
This exercise will help you take fresh steps to boost your own self-belief and live the life you deserve
Spot your character!
Imagine you're going to a fancy dress party with friends and colleagues.
Which animal character would you go as?
Look through the descriptions and click on the one that is closest to your own personality.
(Click on more than one if you recognise yourself in others too)
Select from the following
Lazy Asses can be negative and take little interest in anything. Rather than acting, they wait for things to land in their lap. Failure may have made them lose confidence and unable to take control.
Busy Bees work hard and see things through but can be so busy contributing that they lose sight of what they really wish to do in their lives. They often fail to celebrate their achievements and risk staying doing what they are doing now.
Crotchety Camels can be so negative they demotivate others. Although often experienced and capable, they fear rejection and often feel unable to seize their opportunities.
Top Cats tend to be full of drive and energy, with a proactive approach to achieving their objectives they set themselves
Capable Chameleons handle change well and understand the needs of others – but may take on too many tasks at the same time.
Haphazard Hamsters seem to work, play, learn and give very hard but often end up wondering what they have gained by it.
Happy Hippos have a lot to offer but love their comfort zone and hate changes which means they lack any real long-term ambitions.
Oblivious Ostriches resist all change and try to ignore their situation - so they can miss positive opportunities to take control of their lives.
Wise Owls always think ahead and have an eye for chances to blend the various areas of their life. They know how to take advantage of any opportunities that come along.
Lost Sheep may lack the experience or skill to recognise what they really want. They often just follow the flock then wonder how they ended up doing what they are doing.
Toxic Toads are so negative they can poison the atmosphere and stop themselves realising their potential. They may seem angry or frustrated and focus on complaining rather than finding solutions.
Toppled Tortoises feel stuck in a rut and can't come up with ideas for moving on. They often feel controlled by circumstances rather than in control.
Now you've decided on your animal character, click below for some useful tips to help you improve (and/or make the most of your good points).
Why not ask other people for their views. You may get a surprise!
Think also about which character you would most like to be like.