Internal words have the same power as life and death. The power of a word or words can breathe new air into an idea when spoken. That idea can take flight when we put it into action. So what are you silently saying to yourself? I found that I would sabotage myself when my success was about to crest. Right, when I was about to go above and beyond to move to the next success level, something would happen.
I had outside help from my spouse, who noticed this before and helped me put it in perspective. First, I needed to analyze why I would take on this behavior. I asked myself some questions, like, was I afraid of success? My wife and I have been married for twenty-four years. She has been on the outside looking in for some time now. I valued her input and took to heart what she had to say. Unfortunately, the sad truth is my wife was right.
So, what was I internally saying to myself? I listed several things I believe stiffened my chances of success.
Six Reasons That Destroyed My Chances Of Major Success
- Fear of succeeding beyond a certain level.
- Fear of the unknown.
- Believing I was not worthy of that success.
- Believing I was never good enough.
- I was never pushing myself to the mental limits.
I would go out to make sales and only do the bare minimum of sales. So, for example, instead of making ten sales in one week, I was happy to make enough sales to pay all my bills. I did the bare minimum and was ok with that. Money wasn’t something that ever motivated me. I needed to find the motivating factor that would provide the drive or a sense of purpose.
Fear of succeeding beyond a certain point. People were trying to make sales to enjoy lavish vacations or purchase a new car. On the other hand, I didn’t care about those things when I was younger, sure.
Lately, I find myself wanting more out of life. I want to earn a living, that will impact the lives of others. So how can I start and do I contact? I am busting through my limiting beliefs and exploring the possibilities that life offers for this young guy.
Do you have any limiting beliefs? If so, how have you dealt with them?