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Beware The Two Biggest Enemies Of Success!
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Beware the Two Biggest Enemies Of Success!

Success is first of all a matter of belief and self-confidence.

Behind the goal any successful person is pursuing, there is persistence, focus, and actions taken each and every day.

Opposite success is failure.

It is not bad to fail; on the contrary, failure anticipates success. Winners know that failure is part of their journey, representing only attempts to achieve success and lessons to learn from.

However, most people are afraid of failure. They prefer to do nothing and choose to live in mediocrity instead of living for a purpose. They avoid taking challenges and prefer to remain inside their comfort zone.

The comfort zone gives them the illusion of stability and safety. Even if they feel frustrated for not living the life they wished to, they prefer to indulge in what they believe as being a risk free place.

They consider that doing nothing equals not taking any risk.

There are two main triggers keeping people far from their dreams: doubt and fear.

On one hand, mediocre people refuse to embark in ambitious endeavors because they doubt their capabilities, they don’t believe they really can do outstanding things. They think they don’t deserve success in their lives.

Having a low opinion of themselves, they lack confidence that they could ever succeed.

On the other hand, they are afraid of not losing what they have and of what other people will think if they fail.

Being scared by the unknown and by change, they find a lot of reasons for not taking any action.

But these people need to know that the real danger is that the change might anytime take them by surprise finding them unprepared to adapt.

By doing nothing they are taking a much bigger risk.

Being in the situation to react to an unexpected change is much more difficult than anticipating change and transforming it in an opportunity to evolve.

Doubt and fear always anticipate failure. This mindset let no place for achievement. Pessimistic attitude attracts struggle, complaints, and the perspective of a hopeless future.

Though, when change unexpectedly occurs and the comfort zone vanishes by leaving place to a desperate situation, people realize that they have nothing else to lose.

This very moment fear disappears and doubt doesn’t make sense. Everything becomes a matter of survival.

They win or they are definitively lost. There is no other way.

The problem is that most people have to get through dramatic situations to realize the power that lies inside them.

By overcoming their doubts and fears and adopting a proactive attitude people not only can avoid a lot of struggle and trials, but they also can live their lives as they may wish to.

Street Talk

Ai Hoon  

It's true what you said but most people face fear anyway and do not know the way to overcome them. In fact people like me who have already started stepping outside the comfort zone, still face the fear of the unknown anyway. But the fear helps me to keep working from day to day because I am scared of failing. That's why I'm taking action outside my comfort zone one day at a time to make sure one day I see success. Thanks for the article. What ways can we use to overcome fear once we have already started our own business?

  about 1 decade ago

In business as in life, when we clearly know where we are heading it is easier to stay focused and do every day the actions which are getting us closer to our goals. A clear vision of our business helps us to establish clear goals. Based on what you want to accomplish in your business by the end of the year, you can make an action plan and then stick on it each and every day. Each action will add to your progress and soon you'll see an increase in your self confidence and you'll realize that fear doesn't make sense because you have eliminated big part of the unknown.

  about 1 decade ago
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