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When we decide to make changes in our lives, it’s certainly easy to brainstorm and plan. But when we face execution and creating habits, things get tough. What was once the best of intentions can fall short in so many ways.

The excuses we give ourselves are crippling. Some recent studies have aimed to identify and categorize these “loopholes” that we create in our mind, to excuse ourselves from moving forward with out plans.

Jessica Stillman articulates a key pitfall to avoid when it comes to self improvement. This article identifies the lies we tell ourselves to hold back on our goals.