A positive mental attitude is necessary for your success in any endeavor. If you are sure about the point you want to get to, take the first step, and continue with complete confidence that you will succeed, you will. However, you might need to change your mindset drastically, as it will determine whether you will continue until you reach your desired goal or give up when faced with the numerous obstacles and negative situations you will encounter along the way.
“YOU” – Your Biggest Obstacle
The biggest obstacle you will face is yourself. Very early, you could find yourself focusing on your lack while comparing yourself with those who have already achieved big time. As a result, you could end up thinking to yourself, “This thing is just too difficult,” followed by a feeling to quit.
Remember, you have to start from where you are, make mistakes, learn, and grow along the way. It doesn’t happen quickly or overnight. It takes time, and you must give it time. The people you compare yourself with also had starting points. Then, depending on how bad you want something, you will find a way to get it.
One of the many reasons people fail at internet marketing is that they look at those at the top and think to themselves, “I want to be like Tom,” and expect that in three months or one year, they will get to the place that it took Tom ten years to reach. So they go out there and purchase a course or two, and when they don’t meet their unrealistic expectations within their set timeframe, they give up. But, unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way.
There is also something else to consider. Is Tom’s niche (or whatever he’s doing) your passion? Maybe not – and you are in it just for the money. Well, if you go into any business you don’t but are in only for the money and expect to succeed, you will not. To press through the difficulties and obstacles that all start-up business owners and entrepreneurs face on their way up, you must love what you do with a passion.
We were all purposefully created with gifts and talents and are responsible for developing them. Unfortunately, some people choose to bury instead of developing theirs for various reasons, such as fear of failure and criticism. If you have a dream or a vision, go after it.
Evaluate yourself to find your strengths and abilities. You should align your strong points with your dream or vision. For example, you will not pursue a baseball career if you observe and believe in your heart that your strong points relate to cycling. Embrace the preparation process by reading books, taking the appropriate courses at whatever level necessary, giving it time.
Work on developing your talent and pay no attention to people who tell you that you can’t. They can’t, but you can. Me, for instance: People can say or think what they like about me and what I do. I don’t care. The constitution guarantees them freedom of speech, and their opinions have nothing to do with me. So, making money or not, I love internet marketing with a passion, and no one except the Lord God Almighty and His son Jesus Christ can stand between me and what I do.
The great American author Napoleon Hill once said, “The No. 1 reason people fail in life is that they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors,” which is 100% true.
Over the years, I have noticed that the people who limit themselves love to limit others. Because they can’t, you can’t also. They walk around with boxes to put other people in and labels on them. They judge you by your past, appearance, and present circumstances.
So they place you in their little box, put a label on it, and say to you, “Be realistic and stay in that box – it’s your box. Don’t be unrealistic, and try to get out. It would help if you weren’t thinking outside of that box. Be careful with whom you share your aspirations, goals, and vision to avoid such people.
Your New Tribe
If there are people around you who continuously try to sow seeds of doubt in your mind about your ability to succeed in reaching your goals, keep them at a distance. Not everyone in your life belongs there, so it’s okay to delete some of them. Remember, your followers are not always your fans.
Never be afraid of traveling alone. It is sometimes necessary to seek out YOUR NEW TRIBE – like-minded people who know your worth, encourage, and inspire you.
One of the reasons some of those around you respond negatively to your aspirations is because they feel threatened (subconsciously). Your goals scare them by reminding them of what they are not doing, making them uncomfortable. So, while your family, friends, and associates like you, some of them like you just the way you are and not necessarily any better. However, the onus is always on you to stay on track by maintaining a positive mental attitude at all times.
It is impossible not to react to a situation, so deal with each that comes at you. The condition exists – it’s a fact. How you respond to it will determine whether its effect on you is positive or negative. Begin to take responsibility for your thoughts and actions.
You cannot control people’s thinking patterns and behavior towards you, but you can control how you think and respond. Therefore, see opposition and negative criticism as a reason to continue pressing forward without quitting.