Richard Branson is quoted as saying “I hire for attitude, train for skills”.
Have you ever been upset by the attitude of someone serving you? They do everything expertly but their attitude negates their good work. If you speak to them, they deny. It seems that attitude can operate unconsciously which means you may not be aware of how you sabotage your own success. You do your best but are held back by an invisible cord. The attitude seems to work at blindingly fast speed and so remains out of your awareness.
A valuable first step is to pay attention to how often you sabotage yourself. Just become aware of how you do it and how often. Notice the thoughts that distract you from doing well.
‘I don’t deserve to succeed’
‘I can’t lose weight’
‘I am hopeless at…’
‘I hate public speaking’
Don’t try to change anything at this stage. Just become acutely aware of how your attitude holds you back.