Rebuilding Your Trust In Yourself

Liz Sumner Fear, Forgiveness, Motivation, Procrastination 1 Comment

This past week I’ve read a number of articles on the topic of Impostor Syndrome, self-criticism, and negative thinking. The authors’ advice is sound– stop comparisons, speak to yourself as you would speak to a friend, don’t try to be perfect, reveal your vulnerability. Wise advice for everybody, but especially procrastinators. We procrastinators think we are doomed to fail. All …

Guilt is a lousy motivator

Liz Sumner Forgiveness, Motivation Leave a Comment

Knowing that I should do something usually makes me do the opposite. Guilt just doesn’t work on me. It makes me feel shitty. I lose a fair amount of sleep. But I don’t actually do the thing I’m avoiding. The example I’m thinking of is my Italian Language skills. I have not been working to improve them.  I’ve actually gotten worse …