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WHAT IF…You Were Able To Identify Your FEAR?

If you have read the classic ‘Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill, this might be a familiar message.

If not, then allow me to shed some light for you.

I took some time to lift this book off my library shelf, 3 years to be exact from the day I received it. Some say there is a right time for everything. I think there is something in those words. When I opened the pages, I read the book from cover to cover and now it has become a book of reference for me. Someone else who carries his very used copy around with him is Bob Proctor. Some books must be read often, for their messages to reach us.

If I…

Have you heard yourself make excuses for things not working out? It’s quite normal average behaviour, right? Well, what if I told you that people who do not succeed have one thing in common. They present a dialogue that describes all the reasons for their failures and so they are able to excuse themselves from their lack of achieving their goals. I don’t for one moment believe that anyone actually wants to fail. It is my understanding that most people don’t actually know that there is a way through the fear of failure or success. This invisible ruler can be found and removed, to make way for anyone to move ahead and succeed as they desire too.

This fear I refer to does not only exist in a business environment, this can be related to any aspect of your life, your relationships, spirituality, hobbies, self-worth and confidence. The list is long and it presents itself differently to each one of us. It becomes the reel of tape that plays in the background of your mind, constantly interfering with your progress.

Do you want to remove this “fear” so that your life can become easier to navigate?

Here are a few examples of the excuses we make, this is not the complete list, so let’s see if you notice any that you use.

 

IF I had enough ‘pull’ …

IF I have money …

IF I had a good education …

IF I could get a job …

IF I only had time …

IF I could live my life over again …

IF I could meet “the right people” …

IF I could save some money …

IF my Family understood me …

IF I had the personality of some people …

IF I hadn’t failed …

IF I were free …

IF I were sure of myself …

IF I were not so fat …

IF I did not have to work so hard …

IF I only had a business of my own …

IF other people would only listen to me …

…. and the list goes on.

The most common one is…

“If I had the courage to see myself as I really am, I would find out what is wrong with me, and correct it, then I might have a chance to profit by my mistakes and learn something from the experience of others, for I know that there is something wrong with me, or I would now be where I would have been if I had spent more time analysing my weaknesses, and less time building excuses to cover them.” (Page 370: Think and Grow Rich)

The Chapter goes on to explain that this habit of making excuses is what keeps us from the success we deserve. It is because we create these excuses, that we struggle to separate ourselves from them. The strong sense of familiarity and ownership won’t let us.

All rooted in Habits, this is your greatest challenge. Elbert Hubbard, was quoted saying he couldn’t understand the mystery of the man / woman who deliberately fooled themselves with theses excuses, that then limited their personal and professional success. Working with a coach to begin to unravel your excuses by using these sentences differently could cure the need for excuses all together, and instead bring about results that deliver happiness that many people never come to experience.

Rather than worry about others, become aware of how much time is passing while you continue to deliver your beautifully crafted excuses. Others are potentially passing you by. What is your “burning desire”? If your excuse list is too long what does that mean for the future of your dream? Can you afford to fool yourself any longer? I know I can’t!

What are your 3 biggest challenges right now?

  1. Excuses
  2. Habits
  3. Lack of a burning desire

Which challenge would you like to begin resolving for once and for all? Do you want to talk about it?

 

 

 

 

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