By action | November 17, 2010
Are you one of those people that sit there and over analyze everything to death…..rarely following through with anything.
Have you joined numerous programs (from business opportunities, to your local gym) only to quit because it didn’t work (or so you say)?
Have you been trying to earn money online but find yourself jumping from one business to another, never committing, or allowing yourself to be constantly persuaded by others?
Are you so scared that you are too intimidated to take long-term action on pretty much anything?
I feel in my heart that 90% of the people failing at achieving great results (whether that be in business or just life) are failing because they are too scared and it’s that fear that’s keeping them from success.
Is it wrong to be scared?
In my opinion the answer is a resounding…
Especially if it is preventing you from accomplishing what you want in life.
I am not saying that I haven’t experienced fear or that it’s not normal to be hesitant or reluctant. No one knows what the future holds for us and fear is a normal emotional response to specific stimuli but it’s how you handle that fear that makes you what you are.
Does your fear cause you to give up at the first sign of trouble?
I see so many people who give up so quickly on something the moment things start to get even the slightest bit rough. These people seem to carry this trait throughout their entire lives… in how they handle road blocks, in their relationships, jobs, hobbies, health and pretty much anything else you can think of.
They start out optimistic and have this almost euphoric state of excitement. Kind of like when you start a new diet and can envision what you will look like when you get into shape or you start a new business opportunity and feel so positive that “this is the one”. There is this surge of energy that can cause you to even become vocal about how this time it is different.
Then the road block hits!
Suddenly as you get into the new adventure something happens… the excitement starts to disappear, frustration starts to settle in at how overwhelming the task ahead appears and then fear takes over…. and you stop!
Have you ever heard of Pavlov’s law?
This is a really rough synopsis and pardon me if it is a little different then you remember but basically, it was an experiment where people were electrocuted with a slight but painful shock when a red signal appeared. They would be shown a green light and then shortly after the red light would appear and SHOCK!!!
This happened enough times that eventually as soon as the green signal was fired these people’s bodies would instantly react like they were going to be shocked even though the red light stopped appearing and they were no longer being shocked. They were so afraid once the initial green signal happened that they instantly treated it like the green signal was the shock.
Ask yourself truthfully if you have allowed yourself to become afraid of the green light?
Have you gotten to the point in your life that the moment the “signal” appears you completely give up and react like the worse case scenario has happened… even though it hasn’t?
I do not give a crap what your excuses are. You can blame evil internet marketers, big business, the government, you can blame genetics or you can even blame your mother for not breastfeeding you… the fact is you have no one to blame but yourself.
Life is freaking hard… and trying to get ahead in it is even harder.
Every day I am hit with something negative, whether it is a member of the team who has so much potential but they quit your business, news of a recession, a failed business project or even a customer that over reacts and takes out their frustration by questioning my ethics. The bottom line is how I react to those situations is what makes me who I am.
If you want to succeed at anything, then you need to accept the bumps in the road. Accept that you are going to have to learn new things and those new things might not come easy to you. Do not blame others for that, you need to figure out how to make them work for you.
Stop being scared and blaming everyone else for your lot in life.
I have 101 reasons I could use to try and justify why I might fail at something… but I have a better one for why I am going to succeed. That reason involves five people that matter to me more than anything. My beautiful daughters Chelsey and Vanessa, my two sons Chase and Maxamillion and my soul mate Dianna. When it comes my time to leave this world what matters most to me is what my life meant to those five special people.
How will you be remembered by those closest to you?
Stop allowing fear to run your life and stop allowing excuses to prevent your success.
- Posted from my iPad
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