Overcoming Second-Guessing Syndrome

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Reposted from the Leadership Freak Blog:

Second guessing is a game cowards play with wisdom gained from hindsight. The announcers yelled, “I can’t believe the call,” when Pete Carroll, coach of the Seattle Seahawks, called a pass play that lost the Super Bowl for his team.

I second guess my decisions, presentation techniques, strategies for dealing with people, and about anything I do that matters. Second guessing that begins, “What would you do better,” is useful. Second guessing that ends, “You loser,” encourages discouragement and discourages development.

Here are 7 ways to overcome the second-guessing-syndrome…

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