Are You Afraid of Success? How Do You Know?
Written by: Roberto Swift
Are you running with your eyes closed? I have a feeling you've been given the advice of "don't be afraid to succeed."
But I bet you're still wondering how exactly do you know if this is something that applies to you. You can't just go by what other people tell you. so I'm going to present a question that only you can answer for yourself. That question is simply are you limiting your growth?
Limitations can be a good or bad thing depending on the context. In this situation limitations set us backward instead of forward. When it comes to our own capabilities we sometimes unconsciously create barriers to prevent ourselves from achieving greatness. But why do we do this?
Let's talk about the mindset of a loser. A perfect example is when people see things from others' perspectives and lose their own perspective in the process. Sometimes, it happens because they don't want to stand out/differentiate themselves; sometimes it happens because they are too lazy or incompetent to challenge themselves; and other times it happens because they just don't care.
In society, there are two kinds of people: those who strive for success and those who live with limitations. When the conversation comes up about money, you will find that successful people usually have a strong desire to make money while those without money often say things like "I wouldn't want to be rich" or "I don't care about money". In addition, successful people find a variety of ways to make money while those without it often have a hard time creating their own opportunities. So what's the difference between the two groups? It's the different mindsets.
The main reason why successful people are able to create multiple streams of income is because they know that limitations are only a state of mind. They know that if they can think it, then they can achieve it. If you put your mind to something and work hard enough, you will have the potential to reach new heights. In this sense, limitations are more of a choice than a problem because by choosing not to do something, we create limitations for ourselves.
As for those who live with limitations, they often complain about their circumstances and blame the world around them. They see themselves as victims and refuse to take action; therefore, they cannot escape from their situation and inevitably accept defeat. So what does it mean to be a victim? By blaming others, we become helpless and end up suffering because we chose to do so. As humans, we are free to choose what we do until the consequences catch up with us. But in order to be successful, you need to take action and think positively even when things don't go your way.
One of my favorite quotes that sums it all up is by Mark Twain: " Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless."
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So what do you think? Do you see yourself as a victim or a winner? The choice is yours!