Have you ever felt the moment of greatness within you? Maybe you got a brilliant idea for your own business. Maybe it was about a creative project, or anything related to your personal growth. But you didn’t act on time. You were excited about it for some time, promising yourself you’d make things happen.
As time went by you were left with a fraction of a memory, reminding you of the initial enthusiasm you had.
It was all in your mind. It made you believe you weren’t talented enough, rich enough, or good enough to make your dreams a reality. It made you give up.
Isn’t it time to prevent your mind from stopping you from succeeding?
When you learn how to recognize the mental obstacles you’ll stand strong against them.
So let’s list the symptoms that indicate your mind is undermining your success.
When you don’t know what your future is going to be like, it’s normal to worry.
Let’s say you’ve come to the decision that you’re going to leave your 9-5 job and become an entrepreneur. It’s a big change that pushes you towards uncertainty.
In small doses, stress motivates you to try harder to direct everything on the right path.
But when anxiety becomes overwhelming you start worrying so much that you’re petrified. And you don’t make that change.
You have to recognize this situation and calm down. Yes; the future is uncertain. But a good outcome is a realistic possibility. You just have to work for it.
2. Harsh Self-Criticism
No matter how much you achieve, you’re never satisfied with the results.
You convince yourself that you’re not good enough to reach a higher level of greatness, so you simply stop trying.
Stop! Look at what you’ve achieved so far. Maybe it’s not absolute greatness, but it’s something.
You can do more! You can!
3. The Negative Seed Of Limitations
You: I don’t have enough time for this.
Your mind will play that trick on you, for sure! But why don’t you just try?
Why don’t you make a plan that is aligned with your most important goals?
One step at a time, you’ll make progress. Whatever goal you try to achieve, the least you can do is try and make time for it.
4. Negative Attitude
You: I’ll start practicing yoga from tomorrow morning and I won’t miss a day.
Your mind: You can’t do that. Yoga is hard and you’ll quickly get bored.
This is not the type of attitude you want to allow. If you’re constantly negative about the goals you want to achieve, you’re preventing any kind of progress in your life. You must have the right attitude in order to succeed.
5. Thoughts Of Failure
You: I’ll try to do a handstand today.
Your mind: You’ll fall. You’ll fail.
You: I’ll start my own business.
Your mind: What if it fails? Or you haven’t got enough skills for that!
Failing is always an option but remember: it’s not the only one. If you don’t try, you’re failing for sure. You’re failing to achieve the potential results. That’s the worst outcome of all. Take action.
Are you always trying to please people and deliver what they expect? That’s not a good mindset to have if you’re aiming towards professional and personal growth.
Can you think of a great leader who’s a conformist? Of course not!
Great people distinguish themselves by unique thoughts and inventions. That’s the kind of person you want to be.
7. Being Dependent On Approval
You’re finally ready to start that business, but you’re worried about your partner’s or your parent’s opinions?
Do you rely on their support too much? That’s not okay.
It’s good to have support, but when their negative attitude stops you from doing something great, it’s a huge obstacle. Don’t seek approval. If you’re sure you want something, go for it.
8. Being Comfortable In The Comfort Zone
When you’re used to doing everything the same way, your mind gets used to that comfortable state of being.
You do things automatically and you lose your creativity.
If your life has become like that you have to snap out of it. Do something different! Try something new! Live a little!
9. Zero Vision
Sometimes you know you want something, but you don’t know how to get there. You envision yourself as a successful business owner five years from now, but you have no idea how to start and how to go through the journey that takes you there.
That means you lack vision. It’s okay; you can overcome this obstacle. Just find out what you have to do to achieve your goals and make a plan that takes you there, step by step.
If you need extra education to gain knowledge and skills, start working on it without wasting a single day. Your vision within your mind takes form with consistent action.
10. Being Overwhelmed By Change
Achieving something great usually means making a change.
If you don’t like your current situation and you want to elevate your life to a higher standard, it means that you need to make a major change in your life. If you’re bored by the town you live in, moving is a huge step into the unknown.
Repeat after me: change is good! If you don’t change, you’re practically not growing. You don’t want to stay in that same spot forever, do you?
Don’t let the obstacles within your mind stop you from becoming successful.
It’s time to stand strong so that you don’t just settle for a life that is less than the one you deserve!
“To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.”