Written by Luke Iorio
Previously published on One Idea Away | May 28, 2019
When it comes to personal and professional development, it’s vital to look at two sides of the story. Most of the time, it makes sense to focus on where we want to go—i.e. the goal of becoming happier, what that looks like, and what practices and behaviors will help us get there.
But there’s another side of the conversation that’s just as important to talk about: What is keeping us unhappy? What are the patterns and behaviors we’re tapping into that keep us feeling “stuck” and in a negative space?
It may not be pleasant, but it’s real. And most of the time, it can be difficult to even pinpoint what these behaviors are because they’re so ingrained in us. The good news is that by just increasing your awareness of these behaviors, you’re that much more likely to catch yourself sooner and make a choice that leads you in a more productive, if not happier, direction.
Here are five behaviors that may very well be keeping you from reaching your full potential; and as you read, I invite you to take note of an example in the past (or currently) when you’ve demonstrated this behavior. In part two of this series, I’ll share five more tips to assist in letting go of these unproductive behaviors and inviting more happiness into your life . . .