Monday, April 16, 2018

The One Thing That’s Holding You Back From Your Success


There will always be something stopping you from achieving your desired success and until you acknowledge it, nothing will ever get done. This is the fear that you’re not good enough. Maybe while you were in school, you failed and that hurt your confidence and because someone told you that you’re not good enough, you start to believe them. You give into their rationalization and settle for a safe job and a mediocre life because you don’t want to get out of your comfort zone and fully explore what’s out there. 
 There are many fears you can have while you’re chasing your dreams. This can include the fear of failure, fear of success, fear of what others will think of you, if there’s a fear in the world, you can relate it towards becoming successful. Fears are excuses as to why you’re not successful. You’re the person who is believing those fears and almost always, they never come to fruition. I get it, trying to become successful isn’t going to be easy but you have to start somewhere. The second you decide to start, you will be further ahead than the person who is still letting their fears get to them. 
Understand that when you put in the work, you will develop confidence. This is the confidence ofyou taking action. There’s no reason you should believe in yourself when you’re not taking actionand it’s ludicrous to think you would. You don’t have to accomplish every task in the entire world. Your empire is built over time and not through the course of a day. Remember, Rome wasn’t built in one day. It takes time to become successful. It’s through the day-to-day grind that you become resilient to whatever fears you had beforehand. Next time you start to find yourself doubtingyourself, take action!

I had been planning to rework what I have so for written on my novel this weekend and finally did so last night. I'm still uncertain how to end it, because I have several ideas in mind that I don't want to cram into one book. Therefore, I can almost see another book in the works. More on this another time.
had to push myself to begin to work on my book last night. Often I'll get ideas in my head, but never get them down. I can remember many times when I have done this and eventually forgot the ideas. Or started writing them without ever finishing or forgetting the whole thing altogether. I have an idea for my new book that I'm not sure about using just yet. I may have another idea instead. I'm trying to decide, but it's taking me some time. But I know eventually I will come to a decision. I guess it just takes time, and the amount of time it takes for each person will vary. 
As I had done with editing the memoir, when looking over the diary,  I continually found typos and sentences I wanted to change or words accidentally omitted. 
Now I want to try to end the book where I think it is appropriate to do so. I planned to email it to some of my fellow clients so they can read what I had written so far, but now I think I should finish it before sending it. And let them read my most recent revision. I had sent my mom's friend the previous version. This is another thing I'm having trouble deciding on. Making decisions like these is another thing that can hold you back.
But I'm glad I got this one idea begun. If not, I may have forgotten it forever. and I was glad I had written down a dream I'd had two months ago. I still think I may use that one in the future. 


Kelly Hashway said...

Marketing is the problem for me. I hate it.

Elephant's Child said...

Sadly I think the one thing which holds us back is usually ourselves.

Sandra Cox said...

That's wonderful that you have numerous ideas floating around that you can reach up, grab, and turn into reality.

Jean Davis said...

Jotting those ideas down is crucial. They're so easy to forget. I often drive myself nuts trying to remember how exactly I wanted something to go if I don't write it down. When trying to figure it out, it seems like I had it all worked out, the words flowed, the idea was great, but its all a giant mess later in my head - like trying to recall a dream.