You know, one thing that drives me mad is when I hear people say “I can’t do it” or “I am scared of failing”… the problem is we are all pressured into a mindset where in many cases, we just do not even TRY because we are scared of failure.
I honestly cannot tell you how many times I have been there myself in the early years, listening to people around me who told me I was never going to succeed at working for myself and that I should “Get a Real Job” because they are more secure!
Now, we all know in this economy there is no such thing as job security. Heck, I even heard the other day there are a great number of Janitors who hold doctorate degrees. If that does not scare you in the job market, nothing will.
However, my attitude changed and I had to find a way to not only ignore those negative influences but prove them wrong. You see, success is not just achieving your goals or making things work out, its a pure MINDSET.
If you believe in yourself, in what you do and WHY you are doing it then you will naturally create that success. When you let people keep putting you down, or influence you with their negative attitudes it will naturally bring you down and create a world of doubt in your mind. When that happens, it is almost impossible to move forwards confidently.
With that being said, you do need the support and backing of your family and they need to believe in you too. So not only do you have to prove to yourself you have what it takes you have to convince those in your immediate circle you do too.
This is really aimed at new entrepreneurs who want to succeed in business. What I mean by that is there are really two types of entrepreneurs. One group wants to create their own destinies, their own job and be responsible for their own success and then there is the second group. The second group are Pseudo-entrepreneurs who really don’t care and like to call themselves entrepreneurs because it sounds good when they talk to their friends but really have no commitment or interest in success.
Now, if you are reading this you are definitely in the first group and I congratulate you on your commitment to your own success and your willingness to overcome obstacles that are placed in your path.
Overcoming negativity is one of the largest obstacles you will face and re-programming years of negative influence will be a challenge. However, once you really start beleiving in yourself and others see that confidence building as you solidify that confidence you will be amazed at how those attitudes change.
Now, do me a small favor, tell me how negative attitudes have hampered you and if so, how you tackle it and overcome it in your own ways. I would love to hear from you…