Overcoming Your Own Objections To Success
I’ll forget about it❗
It’ll never happen❗
I just can’t do it❗
At one point in time, all of the above were favourite sayings of mine.
The mind is built for survival, not success. This is why we often find when we set serious goals and demand things of ourselves that require a lot of work, our quickly starts to present barriers and tries to shut our plans down before we do anything.
I have experienced this in my own life many times. For more years than I can remember, I let myself fall victim to it, giving up on things I really wanted, making little or no effort to go after them.
I seemed to be stuck in that “it’s just too hard” frame of mind and let self-limiting beliefs take over I’d immediately start creating objections to justify why I shouldn’t even waste my time trying to achieve something
In previous posts I’ve mentioned I found affiliate marketing almost a decade ago, made a brief yet pathetic attempt to get involved, quickly gave up, and began focusing on my career instead
It was “for the best” as I probably wouldn’t succeed. This was my misguided rationale at the time.
Now, of course there’s nothing wrong with focusing on career – afterall it provided me with some important skills and lots of good experience since that time, which are certainly helping me now.
But looking back, I missed a real opportunity to start building the foundations for a business that I genuinely wanted to pursue
I’ve also talked about my belief that timing is really important. I eventually found my way and took action, which is the main thing
It makes me wonder though, had I committed to building a business back then, even if it initially meant lots of failure, how far ahead of the game would I now be?
If you find yourself in similar situations regularly, struggling to make firm choices that could really impact your life in a positive way, there are things you can start to work on immediately to help you overcome inner objections and self-limiting beliefs.
Here’s what has and continues to work well for me:
𝗧𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗳𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻
Challenging and all as I find it, entrepreneurship has taught me that doing things that make me uncomfortable is what helps me grow as an individual. I regularly push myself into uncomfortable situations now as I know it’s benefiting me.
𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗻 𝗺𝘆 𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳-𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗸
How we speak to ourselves internally has a bearing on everything we do. I know that my self talk has a strong impact on my state of mind so I constantly remind myself of this, and try to keep my thoughts positive, even when I’m not feeling great.
𝗗𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗶𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝗯𝗶𝘁𝘀
Working consistently on myself to become more disciplined and replace old, unproductive and unfulfilling habits with new, positive ones that help me move toward the goals I’ve set for myself.
In my opinion, self-sabotage is one of the greatest tragedies a person can experience in their lives. The only thing truly standing in our way of following our goals and dreams is us 👊
There’s a fine line between living a life of success, happiness and fulfilment and life of mediocrity, frustration and regret. From my own personal experience, this is just so true.
I’ll finish with a quote from Tony Robbins which nicely sums up the message I want to get across here:
𝑾𝒆 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒈𝒆𝒕 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒘𝒆 𝒕𝒐𝒍𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒆. 𝑺𝒐 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒑 𝒕𝒐𝒍𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒆𝒙𝒄𝒖𝒔𝒆𝒔 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇, 𝒍𝒊𝒎𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒃𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒆𝒇𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒂𝒔𝒕, 𝒐𝒓 𝒉𝒂𝒍𝒇–𝒂𝒔𝒔𝒆𝒅 𝒐𝒓 𝒇𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒇𝒖𝒍 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒔.
Don’t hold yourself back from becoming the person you want to be or achieving what you really want.