The Mental Enemies of Success
So it’s the eve of my new website launch. It’s something that I have been thinking about doing for a long time. I’ve always had so many ideas running around in my head and I have finally found a way to put them down in one spot.
But, I’ve had major imposter syndrome. Who am I to think I have anything important to say??? Will anyone be interested at all???
I’ve been working on it for the last couple of months and now it’s time to make it public and I’m nervous. My mind is playing games with me and I need it to stop! So I listened to a great episode from one of my favourite podcasts today (‘Your Virtual Upline’ by Bob Heilig) who explains the four mental enemies of success.
He reminded me that finding the courage to do something like this is not normal! You see, courage is feeling the fear and doing it anyway. How easy is it to not follow through with something? Staying in your comfort zone is what most of us do but it means nothing in your life changes. You have no growth, no breakthroughs and no major successes.
Here are three things that stood out to me:
1. You have to be a risk taker.
No one became successful by not taking risks and not doing things that made them feel uncomfortable. You have to deal with rejection over and over again.
2. Detoxify your life.
You need to let go of negativity and people who bring you down. There are lots of emotional vampires out there and you are going to be deceived. It’s just the way life is! Therefore, you need to be around people who you can learn from and grow.
3. Listen to people who say they believe in you, even when you don’t believe in yourself.
So I want to say to you…’I believe in you’. If you are thinking about a career change, becoming an entrepreneur, or doing something you’ve never done before, I believe in you. You can do it!
You will never know if you don’t try right?