I’m seriously overwhelmed and discouraged. No matter how hard I work, the list of all the things I’m not doing or not doing good enough is longer than the list of things I do. I feel like I’m failing and can’t see light at the end of the tunnel. There are just not enough hours in the day, and I’m tired of feeling like a failure. Any advice for me?
You are not alone on this one. Trying to do it all and perfectly should be our state motto. When you have internal pressure to be perfect along with unrealistic expectations about what you need to accomplish, discouragement, depression and low self-esteem are inevitable. Perfect isn’t possible, and you simply can’t do it all.
Here are some suggestions that might help:
Napoleon Hill (author of "Outwitting the Devil”) said, “Human being are given complete control over nothing save the power to think their own thoughts.”
I believe this is truth. When everything else feels out of control, you can control your thoughts. You can choose to feel peaceful, unburdened, safe, loved, valued and good enough. You also should work on your time management skills and get more organized, but without control over your fear-based thoughts that won’t be enough. You must choose your way out of fear. You might want to seek out a professional to help you learn how.
Keep working on these principles and you can do it!
Kimberly Giles is the founder and president of claritypointcoaching.com. She is also the author of the new book "CHOOSING CLARITY: The Path to Fearlessness." She offers free coaching calls every Tuesday night.
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Kimberly Giles is the president and founder of Claritypoint Life Coaching and 12 SHAPES INC. She is an author and professional speaker. She was named one of the top 20 advice gurus in the country by Good Morning America in 2010. She appears regularly on local and national TV and Radio.