In my opinion, if you are pursuing success, if you want to uplevel yourself, increase your success, increase your income, or make a greater impact, it’s really important to have an understanding. If you’re a business owner, entrepreneur, or sales professional, and if you’re self-directed and self-disciplined – it’s really impossible to understand what obstacles exist out there that can potentially block you from achieving what it is you’ve always wanted to achieve, what you’ve always desired, dreamed of, and know without a shadow of a doubt you deserve. You will learn about Success Blockers to Keep on Your Radar.
I’ve put together a list of 11 different potential success blockers that you’ll want to keep on your radar.
Here are the 11 Potential Success Blockers:
1. Our beliefs
Whether they are limiting beliefs or whether you’re buying into old cliches or old sayings. The reality is what type of beliefs exist within you?
When you think about pursuing what it is you want to pursue, when you think about making the kind of money that you’ve wanted to make, or making the kind of impact that you’ve always desired and dreamed of, what happens? I believe we live in a world where anything is possible, and if anything is possible, everything is possible.
If you truly, in your heart of hearts, hold a dream and vision and you believe you can with every ounce of your being, success becomes easy.
2. Analysis Paralysis
Overthinking and overanalyzing will never create success. They will only create fear. Action creates success and action diminishes fear. The longer you stay in Analysis Paralysis and the more you stay inactive, the further you get from success.
3. Aiming too low
One of the biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make is they set the bar too low. Then, they either hit it or they just miss it. What if you truly allowed yourself to aim high? These Success Blockers to Keep on Your Radar can truly affect your ability to be successful.
Did you wake up this morning and decide that you wanted to be wildly mediocre? No! You have dreams. And, in order to achieve those dreams you’ve got to think and act big!
4. Lack of planning
This reminds me of a Mark Twain quote: “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.”
Our ability to achieve our goals is directly related to our ability to envision our goals, our future, and our accomplishments. It is very important to get clarity on what it is you want to achieve, and when and how you want to achieve it.
5. Being busy
Being busy is really the new stupid. There is a huge difference between being active and being productive. It’s really easy to make yourself busy doing nothing at all. It’s really easy to be busy and not move forward towards what it is you want to achieve.
Avoid being busy and ensure you’re being productive.
6. The Grey Zone
So many people are comfortable stuck in their Grey Zone. You know, just barely showing up, just barely getting by. Avoid blocking your own success by getting out of your comfort zone. Get really comfortable being uncomfortable.
7. Imposter Syndrome
This is big. It’s a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their own skills, talents, and accomplishments. The person also has a persistent, internalized fear of being exposed as a fraud.
Does Imposter Syndrome ever rear its ugly head for you? How frequently does it show up for you and what are you doing to avoid it?
8. Not taking risks
Do you avoid risks and play it safe? I learned a long time ago that it is really important to take the necessary risks to step into your dreams. If what you did yesterday didn’t create the results you wanted, it will never create a different tomorrow. You have to take risks to create that different tomorrow.
Know this: there is a difference between reckless risk-taking and calculated risk-taking.
If you fall into this category and you’re not open to coaching, this one can land hard. Life does not happen to you. You make life happen. Every result you get, good or bad, (or lack thereof) is a direct reflection of choices and actions you made or didn’t make.
You and only you are in charge of your results and your success. When you realize this, success becomes easier and inevitable.
10. Worrying about other people’s opinions
Other people’s opinion of you is none of your business. Any time you spend worrying about what other people think of you takes away valuable time you could be pursuing your dreams.
We can never control our environment. We can only control how we respond to our environment. If you attempt to control every aspect of your business, you will spend more time dealing with frustrations than moving yourself forward. Let go of control.