For many of us, the biggest hindrance to our progress and eventual success is our own selves. This often happens unconsciously, hence our tendency to blame our lack of progress and failure on something or someone else.
How many times have you heard someone complaining about-
“How they weren’t born into a rich family”
“How they didn’t receive quality education”
“How they don’t have the right connections”
“How they’ll never have enough capital to push their idea ahead”
“How their boss passed them over for a promotion.”
There’s always something or someone standing in their way. The thing is, these something’s and someone’s are always their own limitations.
Success is not predicated on the right set of circumstances from birth. Yes, it would be great to have rich parents, stellar schooling, and connections up the wazoo, but even for the few who are lucky to fall into these brackets, success is not guaranteed.
Time to Get Real With Yourself
We have to eventually reach a point where we are 100% honest with ourselves. Do we really want to succeed? And if so, are we ready to do what’s necessary to get there?
I understand, it’s easy to have a brilliant idea or strategy, only to put it on the backburner because “I don’t have enough experience” or “I’m not good with social media marketing.” This is zero risk behavior. After all, you can’t fail if you’re not doing anything at all.
But what if you decided to get more experience and learn all you can about social media marketing? Or even better yet, say fuck it and go ahead with your idea despite your weaknesses. You can learn by trial and error if you are truly committed. Just lean on your strengths and work hard to minimize your weaknesses.
You should be like the 6-year old kid who wants to be 7, and the 13-year old kid who can’t wait to be 18. Yes, kids are ignorant of the hardships that age can bring, but they are fearless, and we have a lot to learn from them.
If you’re still on the train of ‘if’s’ and ‘buts’, think of your life 10 years from now when you’re still in the same position you are in. Depressing right?
Growth is seriously tough for all of us, but it is necessary.
So what’s holding you back from going after your success? What’s your excuse?