You've been wanting to chase after your dream for such a long time, but life keeps getting in the way. You tell yourself you'll have your chance "one day". In the meantime, you're left to deal with the dissatisfaction your present circumstances bring. Trust me, I know how daunting it can be to feel like your dream will never come to fruition. But what if I told you the real reason your dream hasn't come to light is because of secret success blockers in your life?
What is a success blocker? It's the rationale we give (and sometimes don't give) for not going after our dream. It shapes how we think, believe, and even how we behave. Let's explore five things people say to explain why they haven't achieved their dream.
Lack of knowledge can definitely deter many people from achieving success. You may feel overwhelmed by how much you don't know or by how much you feel you must do to achieve your dream. You don't know where to start or you don't know in what order you should complete anything. This can be very frustrating!
This is one of the most common reasons people give for not going after their dream. With late work nights, early mornings, family obligations, and running errands, it's no wonder so many people feel there aren't enough hours in a day.
Now, this is different than the previous statement. These individuals have time to work on obtaining their dream; however, they feel their present circumstances do not provide the ideal environment to nurture their dream. Maybe there are personal issues going on that are just way too distracting right now or maybe the way their bank account is set up...you know the speech. This brings us to our next statement.
How many times have you heard someone say this? Although this may be true to a certain extent, I would argue that some people use this statement to mask a simple truth: they don't really want to achieve what they're talking about. I would also argue that sometimes people look at the "big picture" dollar amount instead of looking at the small steps they can take to accomplish their dream.
It's incredibly sad how so many people give up before even trying. They look at others who seem to have the best skills, expertise, and "knack" for what they're doing. Then, they decide there's no point in trying to compete. Comparing yourself to others is one of the worst things you can do, and it definitely blocks you from achieving success.
Are you guilty of saying any of these statements? I know I am. One day, however, I realized that the more "reasons" I gave for not chasing after my dream, the more it made sense to give up. It's incredibly easy for the mind to think of all the reasons why something cannot work. Yet, I challenge you to think of all the reasons why your dream is possible.
Henry Ford once said, "Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right." You may be a thought away from making your dream a reality. Today, I want you to write down five reasons you can achieve your dream. Then, create and execute a plan to ensure your dream comes to light. You've got this!
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