Jim Rohn said he had pennies in his pockets, no money in the bank and was behind on his bills until he figured this one thing out: What was holding him back?
Then he took off like a rocket and became a young millionaire.
I have traveled all around the world and I am persuaded that our greatest limits in life are our self limits or self limitations.
We live in a Cause and Effect world. You do the same things someone else does and do them in the same way and you have to get the same results.
People argue with me on that and I don't look down on them. We are raised and exposed socially to a lot of superstition. If your neighbor or Bill Gates or the CEO of Union Exxon planted corn they would get corn in return, If you planted corn you would get corn in return just the same, not tomatoes, beans or radishes. Believing otherwise would just be supersitious.
That means if you aren't where you want to be you aren't doing the things that took other people there. You may have some good reasons and I certainly won't judge you, but you can have excuses or results. You can't have both.
So what is holding you back?
Some say knowledge, they don't have the knowledge they need. We live in the information age. Not knowing is not a valid excuse. You can find out. If you don't know what you need to know, the first step is to find out. Get that knowledge!
The truth is we know what really holds people back. The top two things in surveys are:
1. Fear based on a lack of belief in their own ability.
2. Overwhelm, people just don't know where to start.
How do you overcome the fear? Several ways, find a mentor, someone that is doing what you want to do and work with them. Look around and see people that are not as gifted as you doing more than you do and realize you have the ability. If they can succeed you can succeed. Listen to motivation and inspirational material, read success books, crowd out the negative with the positive. Have more "can do" in your life than "can't do." Feel the fear and do it anyway. Do this a few times and the fear just goes away.
Try this to change your life in a week and if you do it, see if you aren't on a new track in just seven days.
1. Figure out what you want in life.
2. Figure out what is holding you back.
3. Deal with the issue that is holding you back in baby steps everyday. Just take some action to overcome it everyday.
I suggest people keep a journal. I think I lived the same year over five times before I started journaling and learned how to move on and not repeat one day over and over again for five years. Review the day, count your progress, plan tomorrow based on today, build on today and get from the day, not just try to get through the day, but get from the day. Get knowledge, experience, progress, hope, rewards, ideas, feelings, life.
Check yourself in a week and see if you don't feel differently about yourself, your goal and your progress.
best and be blest,
Scott Hogue CChH
Scott Hogue is a Strategic Life Coach, an Author and a Certified Christian Hypnotist.