|Today I want to talk to you about the things that stop us from achieving our goals. It is quite amazing how many people get stopped before they even have an opportunity to get started. I will give you a list of what I believe truly limits people from getting to where they want to go in their lives.
I want to start off with mindset because, through many years of persistent studies, I have found that everything originates in the mind. If your mind isn’t right, nothing else you do will prosper. It is like trying to plant a tree on infertile soil. The seeds of knowledge must be planted on a fertile mind or no growth will occur. So, you must start off by fortifying your mind if you want long-lasting success.
After our minds, the next thing that stops us is our fears. Most people are terrified to confront their fears. This is what prevents them from reaching superior growth. It is pretty sad how people can be defeated by the demons of fear. If only people awakened to their incredible potential, they then would be able to obliterate every single one of their fears. I want to give you a list of the fears that stop humanity from making progress.
Fear Of What Their Family Thinks
We, by nature, are tribal beings. We have an inherent loyalty to family above all else. So, when we develop dreams and seek to pursue them, we are quickly discouraged because of what our family thinks. It could be your spouse, your parents, your siblings, or your children. All these form a powerful emotional force that can derail you at any time. You then have to ask yourself: Is it worth it to sacrifice my potential because of what my family thinks? Listen, I’m not telling you to be irresponsible, but I am telling you to not give in to the demands of family and sacrifice your lofty goals; in most cases, these demands spring out of their own mental limitations.
Fear Of What Friends Think
The next fear that stops us is fear of what our friends think. Generally speaking, we all want to be liked. However, I have discovered that wanting to be popular keeps many people broke. If you are serious about success, you have to lose the fear of losing friends because you decided to go for your dreams. Dare to dream big, and if you lose friends because of this, they were never your friends to begin with, and you can certainly make new friends.
Fear Of Failure
The next fear that dominates people is the fear of failure. This is why many people won’t even attempt to do anything significant in their lives. They fail to realize that in order to be great, you first have to fail many times. You see, it is through constant failure that you become a master of your craft. Just think about it. When you first got on a bike, was it a perfect experience? The likely answer is no. In order to get good on a bike, you first needed to fall many times. It is no different with your other goals in life.
Fear Of Rejection
The next fear that destroys people’s chances of success is the fear of rejection. This is especially prevalent in business, an area where you need to become good in sales. People are afraid to offer their business to others because they can’t handle all the “no’s”. My question is: Are you going to let a few “no’s” stop you from getting to the “yes’s” that will transform your future? Who cares if people reject you. Are they going to pay your bills? Are they going to give your children the future they deserve? Please, NEVER LET ANYONE’S REJECTION STOP YOU.
At the end of the day, WE STOP OURSELVES. It is time we get out of our own way. We stop ourselves by not developing a stronger mind. We stop ourselves by giving in to the fears I have covered here. We are in control. We are the ones who choose to be afraid. We must stop blaming others because we don’t have the guts to move forward despite our fears. If we continue to make excuses and not take personal responsibility, we will dwell in mediocrity until THE DAY WE DIE. Click on THIS LINK if you are TIRED OF FAILURE.