Yup, the most powerful tool you have to use to becoming successful could be the very thing that is holding you back.
The way you think, your common understanding around certain things is preventing you for making the breakthrough you so desperately desire. With every single attempt you’re sabotaging your efforts.
It’s like every time you come up with a solution to one problem, at the same time, you unknowingly create another obstacle that prevents you from fixing it.
Whenever you think you’re on the brink of climbing out of the rut, something grabs you, pulling you right back in.
You may not even know what it is. It just feels like the forces are working against you, leading you to believe that it’s just impossible.
But that’s not true.
It is difficult to achieve success when your most basic beliefs state otherwise.
Where did it come from?
Your beliefs are typically based on what you were taught or what you’ve observed.
But just because something didn’t work out for someone else doesn’t mean that you’ll meet the same exact fate.
And just because someone else thinks something is true doesn’t mean that it is. So you have to be careful about what others say and you choose to believe. After all, it could be a complete misunderstanding.
Certain negative beliefs around success could seem like factual words of caution but often they’re not. They are most likely just another person’s fears.
Either way, they are doing you more harm than good.
You’re not helping
You can’t live your life based on someone else’s fears. But you have, and look where it’s gotten you.
You’re scared. You’ve fallen for the negative hype from other scaredy-cats.
They’ve convinced you that their fears make perfect sense and will always hold true, even though there are other people have proved them wrong. Yet you’re still hypnotized by their frightening words.
I mean it has to be true right, because they believe it so much? Because it’s the very reason they are where they are today.
Why it’s so important
You are the result of your thoughts, just like they are of theirs. They are in the place they’re in because they don’t believe they can get out of it.
They’re stuck because of the very beliefs they have convinced you to believe. So unless you want to be a carbon copy of them you need to change your way of thinking.
Since you’ve inherently adopted this way of thinking you have to dispute it to shatter the hold it has on your psyche. It shouldn’t be too difficult since as I said, others have contradicted these beliefs but it will take consistency and time.
You have to do it because these vicious beliefs are not helping you. They’re only hindering you from reaching your potential and your goals. And if it’s not helping you get to where you want to be you should probably chuck it anyway, don’t you think?
Once your mental roadblocks vanish it’ll be like you’ve opened up an entirely new lane on the road to success. It will be so much easier to move forward and come up with solutions.
7 beliefs that are keeping you off of the road to success
1. You need someone else’s approval
When you’re trying to do something new and different other people around you may not understand it. They may even say harsh things that can discourage you.
Keep in mind why you want to do it and that you can, even without their seal of approval. It’s really about what you think that matters most.
Not everyone will get it and that’s fine. They just need to respect your decision to do it.
All you should seek is their support. And even without that you’ll be fine.
2. Failure is the end
Just because one thing didn’t work out doesn’t mean that nothing will.
Achieving something new is a learning process. You’re entering a whole new realm so it’s not always going to be smooth sailing. You’ll have to try some things out and switch some other things up.
If one way doesn’t work it doesn’t mean it can’t happen, it just means there’s another way.
3. I can’t do anything
Maybe you’ve tried a few different things but it just didn’t pan out for you. Ok, you weren’t the best at it but that doesn’t make you a complete failure.
Maybe it just wasn’t your thing.
Find out your passion and do something around it. When your heart is in it you have a greater chance of being successful.
Figure out what interests you, what gets you excited or riled up. What could you do all day if you had the chance? That’s what you can excel at because you’re already into it.
4. It’s impossible
It only seems impossible because you haven’t figured out how to get it done. And you can’t figure that out because you don’t have any time. But you really do, we all have time.
How you spend your time is a reflection of what is important to you. If your goal means something to you or you know you have to get it done you’ll fit it in somewhere.
You can’t get any more time so you have to make do with what you have. So make sure you’re spending it wisely.
5. Everything needs to be perfect
This one could have you waiting forever.
First of all, your idea of perfection is distorted. Secondly, it doesn’t have to be that, whatever that is.
If you wait for A and B to do C you’ll never get to see (C) it. (Get it? I know it was a bad joke but it was right there.) Anyway, waiting for just the right conditions can be costly because you’re wasting precious time.
Things may not be perfect but they’re still manageable. Make the best out of what you have and get started. Many people have made great things from the worst situations and you can too.
6. Overnight success
You’re thinking if it doesn’t happen instantly it’s not going to happen. And you’re dead wrong.
Things take time. It’s all a process.
All the stories you’ve hear and read about overnight successes are excerpts of a much larger tale. They have simply jumped straight to the point without including what happened before it.
You will get there. It just won’t be by tomorrow morning. And that’s ok, it’s realistic.
7. I don’t have enough
You have everything you need you just don’t realize it.
Should you truly need more, like knowledge on a topic or a skill, you can easily obtain it. It’s certainly no reason to give up before you’ve started.
You can figure out anything you need if you open your mind to it. If you’re constantly thinking you’re in a place of lack you cannot work creatively to find a way.
Life is all about learning and you’ll pick up what you need when you need it. Just have faith.
When you’re working against yourself it’s impossible to get ahead, especially when the sabotage is from a mental standpoint. But once you let go of these misconceptions it will be easier to breakthrough your plateau.
To be successful you must release the things that are not helping you to achieve more. Hanging on to these vicious thoughts keeps you from trying, from getting anywhere.
Once you realize what little merit these beliefs hold you’ll be on to bigger and better things.
Which vicious belief do you most identify with, which is holding you back? And how can you dispute it?