The road to being a successful Entrepreneur is never an easy one to follow.
It's full of self-doubt, self-imposed fears, and high levels of stress.
When it's all said and done, your success does not only rely on your technical ability, but your ability to train your emotional and mental will power to withstand the storms when you are on the journey of conquering your dreams and aspirations.
There are many lies we tell ourselves that restrict our progress and prosperity.
In this blog post, I want to address the six common lies we entrepreneurs tell ourselves and how we can overcome them....for good.
Lie #1: I'm not smart enough
Here is a common one I hear a lot from people just getting started.
They believe that they are not smart enough to pick up the skill sets needed to be an entrepreneur.
Stop telling yourself that you are not smart enough.
You don’t need to be smart or an expert at everything.
The first thing you need to be good at is being a student.
You need to have the will to want to learn and educate yourself.
Every individual has something special and unique about them.
You just need to discover your potential, your calling and sharpen those skills.
Being an active student allows you to do this, opening up many doors for you that wouldn't be otherwise.
Lie #2: Failure is scary
Okay, lets be real for a second...
Failure can actually be quite scary.
But using that as a reason for not pursuing something is not a good excuse either.
Fear is a necessary element of success.
And yet, it keeps so many people down and stops them from trying out new things.
Fear is a robber of dreams!
Until we overcome our fears, we cannot truly discover what we are made out of and what we can bring to the world.
Ask yourself this simple question:
"Do I fear failure more than I want success?"
We have to train our minds to think beyond the fears we have and take risks.
When we open ourselves up to new experiences and challenges we make ourselves available for bigger and better opportunities.
We start our journey towards discovering our talents and skills.
Be bold enough to step outside of your comfort zone and unleash your potential.
Say NO to fear and YES to your dreams.
Lie #3: What others say about me matters
This is a tough one to get over
I actually struggled with this for a while at the beginning of my entrepreneur journey (and still do today)
We constantly get bogged down by negativity.
While it’s natural to be concerned about what others think of you, worrying too much about it can leave you feeling overwhelmed and anxious, making it hard for you to progress in anything.
There are all kinds of people out there.
People can generally be very nice and supportive of you.
But some people are just nasty and will do and say anything they can to hold you back and make you feel bad.
They may be jealous of you or just hate on you out of their own self reflection.
Some people are not comfortable in their own skin and feel like discouraging others will help that.
They will point out everything wrong with you and every reason why you can’t succeed.
You need to learn to block out that negativity!
Sometimes it may come from the people you even care about the most.
Usually when this happens it may not even be on purpose. They might think they are protecting you by holding you back.
Focus on what’s most important at the moment, rather than on what others might be thinking or saying.
Don’t listen to such people, cut them off if you have to.
Surround yourself with positive people, the ones who will support you.
Filter out negative criticism and focus on your goals.
Lie #4: It's too hard
It's true that nothing good in life ever comes easy.
But just because something is hard doesn't mean it's not worth the pursuit of it.
Making big changes is not easy, for anybody.
Sometimes its one big struggle, but a struggle that is totally worth it.
Life never promised it would be easy.
The road to success is full of hardships and obstacles but that's ok.
All of our experiences work together to strengthen us and lead us to our purpose in life.
Challenges make us value and appreciate what we have while forcing us to step our game up.
All hardships come with an answer, we just need to dig down deep and find the courage to face them.
It may seem hard at first, but as long as you don't quit it always gets easier.
That's the only way we can learn and grow.
Lie #5: Things will never work out for me
We've all had our share of difficulties.
Sometimes we feel like we can't seem to put all of the pieces together.
It may seems like other people around you have no problems and are living the good life.
At least that's what it looks like on Instagram.
But you don't know that battles everybody is fighting in the background.
We all have struggles.
But as much as it rains, the sun always comes out.
It may feel like nothing will work in your favor but you have to be patient.
You have to have faith.
Faith not only in God's wonderful plan for you, but faith that you are capable of doing whatever it is you want to do.
All good things take time!
Remember, an empire is not built in one day, it is built brick by brick.
Lie #4: This is as good as it gets
Stop settling for less than you want and deserve.
Don’t believe anyone who tells you that you can’t be better or achieve more than what you have right now.
Life is a continuous struggle to be a better version of yourself and to improve your life with hard work, dedication and commitment.
Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!
Day in and day out you will meet people who don’t have the courage to better themselves.
If you are reading this...that isn't you.
Always believe that there is better out there and you will get it.
As the old saying goes:
Knock, and the door will be opened for you.
Seek, and you will find.
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