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Life is undoubtedly filled with challenges, but have you ever stopped to wonder how much of our own difficulties are self-inflicted? It seems that, at times, we unknowingly create unnecessary hurdles and obstacles that hinder our progress and well-being. Here are the reasons why I believe we often make our lives more difficult than they need to be.

Fear of Failure

We tend to overthink and worry excessively about the potential outcomes of our decisions, which often leads to inaction or settling for the familiar. By allowing fear to dictate our choices, we miss out on valuable opportunities for personal and professional growth.


The constant pursuit of flawlessness sets impossibly high standards that are impossible to achieve. We become excessively critical of ourselves and others, causing unnecessary stress and anxiety.

Overcommitment and Overload

Our desire to please others and meet societal expectations drives us to take on more than we can handle. This leads to a perpetual state of being busy, leaving little time for self-care and relaxation.

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Negative Self-Talk

Negative self-talk, characterized by self-criticism, self-doubt, and harsh judgments, can be incredibly damaging to our mental and emotional well-being. 

 Lack of Self-Reflection

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we often forget to pause and reflect on our actions, beliefs, and values. Failing to engage in self-reflection prevents us from gaining insights into our own behavior and understanding the root causes of our difficulties.

While life will always present challenges, we must recognize that we often contribute to our own difficulties. By addressing our fear of failure, embracing imperfection, setting healthy boundaries, cultivating positive self-talk, and engaging in self-reflection, we can break free from self-imposed obstacles.

What do you do when life feels difficult? Tell us in the comments below.

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