Are You Getting in Your Own Way?
May 23, 2011
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There is no single path to success, although persistence is a critical character trait for ultimate success. Why? Because few people succeed on their first attempt.
There are guaranteed patterns of failure, things that the same people do over and over again. See "Why People Fail" for more details.
One way or another, it all comes down to this...
We do it to ourselves. We get in our own way...
1) If you fail once, it happens.
2) If you fail twice, look for a pattern.
3) If you fail three times, a pattern is there. If you don't find it, stop trying to succeed. You're not being honest with yourself and you'll likely just keep repeating the pattern.
4) If you do find how you are stopping yourself from succeeding, rectify and then keep trying. Every success has the story of persistence behind it.
You are not "playing at business." You're in this to build a profitable e-business, as efficiently, as ruthlessly, as confidently, as possible.
Yet somehow, some folks seem to lose sight of that. Others constantly worry and whine. Some can't see the forest for the trees, constantly lost at a useless level of detail. Others have a sense of entitlement... "the world owes me everything." Others prefer to lie or cheat for short-term gain, but long-term pain.
We all do it to ourselves, to some degree or another. The key is to recognize it.
Sometimes you have to eliminate "the failure within" before you can power your way across the finish line to the online business success you seek.
If you'd like to be doing better at anything (life, e-business, etc.), look inside. Eliminate the patterns of failure. It's not always easy and it can be painful. In the end, though, it's the only way to get where you want to be.