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Motivation (The Brian Tracy Success Library) by Brian Tracy

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Remove the Demotivators

There are two major demotivators in life and work. They are both factors that begin in early childhood and carry forward into adult life. They are often referred to as negative habit patterns or conditioned responses to stimuli.

The first of these demotivators is the fear of failure. This is the greatest single obstacle to success and achievement in adult life. Because of destructive criticism in childhood, adults grow up afraid of making a mistake or failing at their work. This fear serves as a form of paralysis and holds people back from taking risks, volunteering for new responsibilities, or extending themselves in any way. Fear of failure continually creates reasons or excuses for nonperformance.

The second major demotivator ...

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