I came across a great infographic the other day and I really couldn’t get it out of my mind. Have you ever had that happen? It got me thinking about all the times I wanted to quit (but I didn’t thank God) and why.
So I thought that I would adapt it and share it with you. If you have been feeling like quitting in business then you need to read this and be encouraged.
1. You Have Allowed Your Belief In Yourself To Be Beaten Down.
And this can come from 3 places, yourself, others and this world’s system. We are all very hard on ourselves aren’t we? I truly believe that most of what beats us down comes from within and that is the greatest battle. How do you overcome it? By recognizing defeating thought patterns and learning to change them. A great way to do that is by reading encouraging confessions out lout to yourself everyday until you start to believe them.
Now others. The great thing is that we have control over that too. We choose who we hang around with and we choose what words others speak that we will let in and have an effect. Yes, you heard me right. You don’t have to let what others say about you affect you. When someone tries to put me down, inside of myself I say, “You are not speaking the truth and I don’t have to accept it. You don’t really know me and say what you want, I don’t have to accept it.” And I don’t. For those words that I do accept I choose to forgive the person and let it go. Here is the great thing about forgiveness, the one that it frees is you.
This world system is designed to keep you broke and unsatisfied and I choose to live above it. I don’t have to become what everyone thinks I should become. I can become more.
2. Feel The World Owes Them Something
If you feel this way, then you need to do a very quick mindset change, because it isn’t going to happen. If you want to be a success then you need to take responsibility for your own actions. Nobody is going to give it to you. You have to work for it. Don’t have a victim mentality, have a victor mentality that chooses to move forward no matter what other people say or do.
3. Dwells On Mistakes
YOU ARE NOT PERFECT. There I said it, now get over it. You are going to make mistakes, everyone who is successful has. The have gone down wrong roads and have had to turn back and start over. Let go of your mistakes. Don’t keep thinking about them. If you need to tell them to shut up and kick them to the curve. If you define yourself by your mistakes then you will never succeed. Always learn from your mistakes, but once you have, MOVE ON towards success.
4. When You Fail You Feel Like That Is The End.
If Thomas Edison gave up the over a thousand times it took to create the light bulb we wouldn’t have the modern society we do today. Failure is not an indication to quit. Failure is an indication that you need to grow as person to be able to succeed. So do you need more skill? Then get it? Do you need self development? Then get it.
Do what you need to do to succeed and move forward.
5. Expect Fast Results
Businesses take time to grow and develop and reach the sweet point when momentum kicks in and really moves it forward. To get there you have to pay the price of time and effort first. Don’t give up just because it is taking longer than you thought.
6. Focus On The Wrong Thing
Are you focusing on what you can’t do instead of what you can do? When you focus on your weaknesses you become weaker. When you focus your time and energy on what you can do, you will start to move forward and become stronger. Overtime, you will have less weaknesses.
7. Fear What You Do Not Know
We have no control over the future and what will happen, what we do have control over is RIGHT NOW. So instead of worrying about what might happen, do what you can do now to ensure that your future is great. If you don’t take action now your future will reflect that.
Are there so many things that you want to do and so many actions that you need to take to get there that you give up before you even start? The best thing you can do is to choose one thing and then take those first actions towards succeeding in it. It is better to accomplish one thing then to have all the grandiose plans and never accomplish anything.
So there go the first 8 things that you need to overcome so that you do not quit in your business. In the next blog post we will examine the other 8.
To Your Success,