Recognizing the numerous mental blocks to success might be the most important step you can take on your journey to a successful life and business. Becoming successful is much more about your beliefs than it is about your current skills and talents. Mental blocks are insidious and they begin at a young age and quickly become the norm.
We become so used to their existence that we fail to question them. We learn to limit ourselves and blindly accept the criticisms of our family members, teachers, peers, and even strangers. Why?
To reach any goal and especially build a successful business it’s so important to keep these mental blocks to success in check. So let’s talk about how to recognize them and what to do to overcome them…
How to recognize these mental blocks to success:
1. Your self-doubt is limiting your ability to take action.
The most successful people tend to overestimate their abilities at first. However, studies have shown that these same people eventually grow to meet their expectations. Have the courage to believe that you are capable. You’ll ultimately prove yourself correct.
Theresa’s Tip: Consider that the most pessimistic of people are the most accurate when assessing their skill at a new task. They also finish behind all other groups in the long term. Things usually aren’t as bad as they seem at first. Focus on opportunities and you’ll come out ahead.
2. You refuse to get or accept help from others.
Life is too short to gain the necessary knowledge and perform EVERY (not yelling, just emphasizing) task yourself. You can find others that have already been successful in your field of choice. Seek these experts out and get the help you require.
3. You think you lack the necessary education.
The percentage of highly successful people who failed to complete high school is staggering. While a lack of education can prevent you from becoming a brain surgeon, it’s possible you already have all the education you require to be successful in other endeavors. Like that business startup idea you have?
4. You think your competitors are better than you are.
Studies have shown that we tend to underestimate ourselves and overestimate others. Consider the fact that you might be giving your competition more credit than they deserve! Examine your competition and improve upon their efforts. Otherwise, ignore them and get busy.
5. You believe that your goals aren’t achievable.
If you’re sure you can’t be successful, you’ll never get started. Be objective with your goals. Are they really too challenging? Or are you failing to believe in your capabilities sufficiently?
Theresa’s Tip: It’s worthwhile to scale back your goals slightly until you feel more confident. You can always grow into your goals in the future.
6. You’re afraid to see your truth.
It’s possible you’re nervous about discovering your shortcomings. It’s easy to maintain a little hope if you stay on the sidelines. After all, maybe you really do have what it takes. You haven’t done anything to prove yourself wrong yet. Right?
Theresa’s Tip: Try your best and see what happens. You’re unlikely to be successful on the first attempt anyway. However, the second attempt will be better than the first. The third will be even more effective. Continue until you’ve attained success.
7. You believe that you lack the necessary time and money.
Convenient excuses are tools of those that lack commitment. Successful people have started from every possible starting point. Some were wealthy. Others were very poor and had to work multiple jobs just to eat.
It is possible for you to get started without tons of financial resources.
Theresa’s Tip: You can find time, if you desire to do so. You can do it…find the time. Even if it’s just 30-minutes a day.
Last thought for mental blocks to success…
Mental blocks are common, but you’ll notice that the most successful people have the fewest mental blocks. You have a powerful ability to succeed if you can alter the way you look at a situation. Examine yourself for the most common mental blocks to success that I just mentioned. Once you recognize them, you now know how to overcome them.
You can do it!