Are You Limiting Your Success?

by | Sep 17, 2014

Here is a situation you may be familiar with: year after year, you have been trying to achieve something significant, to get your business up and running, to reach your goals and become a well-known and respected name in your field, but all the limits and obstacles on the way to success are constantly getting in your way. If this is the case, maybe you need to look for the cause of the limitations somewhere in yourself instead of blaming your surrounding environment. For example, this really helpful and inspiring piece by Robin Sharma claims that a leader is as big as their dreams are and that you need to stop calling the problems ‘problems’ if you want to solve them. We present to your attention five pieces of advice, inspired by Robin, which will help you cross the line and face your business fears.

Planning is good, but don’t forget to act

According to Robin Sharma, if you know exactly how you can achieve success, but you do nothing about it, is absolutely the same as having no idea what to do. Actually, you will be surprised to find out how many start-ups have failed because they were afraid to realise a successful idea. Don’t limit your success by neglecting your winning strategies and plans – plan carefully and in detail, but when the time to act comes, don’t even think to make a step backwards. You may have your fears at the beginning, but you will soon see that the more you advance, the more confident you become.

Consider solving as a necessary part of the game

If you lose your confidence every time you face a new problem, you will soon have to find another way to make a living. It appears there are two ways to perceive a problem – either as a ‘problem’ or as an ‘opportunity’. The first option will demotivate you and kill your initiative and creativity; the second will arm you with the determination to get the most out of the situation. It is up to you to decide whether you want to struggle with every difficulty or whether you’d prefer to look at them as just another element of your work process. Just a hint – if you want to succeed, better go for the second choice.

Believe in yourself

It may sound like a cliché, but you need to understand that YOU are the person your business needs. If you start believing in how special, capable and important you are, you will soon find out that your confidence and motivation are boosted, and your energy and willingness to deal with the rough side of the work increases with them. The rule is simple – the higher your self-image, the higher your success. It is who you are and what you do that defines the image of your company and people will pay more for something looking premium and luxury than something looking feeble and insecure.

Fear nothing

If we are going to be honest, you are not at war, you are running business. And in business, the most important thing is not to fear anything. A wrong decision cannot kill you, a failed operation won’t result in losing an arm. Actually, a constant fear can be the biggest hazard for your health originating from the business environment. Specialists say that the more you try to get away from your fears, the faster they grow and develop. Like it or not, the only solution is to face them and deal with them once and for all – they have no place in your business and no right to prevent it from achieving success.

Forget about the limits

According to Robin Sharma, the more you go to your limits, the more your limits will expand. And you certainly don’t want that. Your opportunities are endless, but only if you stop limiting yourself. It is not your competitors that create limits, nor anything surrounding you. Only you can create the limits you work up to and only you can get rid of them. And getting rid of them is exactly what you need to do if you want to play big and become the synonym of success. In other words, it is all about forgetting everything that tries to drag you back to where you started from and act despite the difficulties.

So try these on for size and let me know how you go. Good luck!

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