Have you constantly struggled to reach your business goals?
If so, it might not be because you don't have what it takes. It's possible that you're actually unwittingly sabotaging yourself through a destructive mindset.
Your beliefs and your thoughts guide your actions.
While “believing in yourself” won't magically make impossible things happen, the attitude you take toward yourself can have a big impact on what you do to reach your goals.
Sometimes, your beliefs are a way of limiting yourself.
When you think, “I could never do that,” it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. It stands in the way of success.
Social fears and anxieties can also hold you back.
Fear of failure — and most saliently, fear of social humiliation due to failure — is a massive issue for many entrepreneurs. No one wants to fall on their face and feel as if they look foolish.
But at the end of the day, other people's opinions don't matter.
You can learn and grow from your failures, instead of dwelling on your ideas of what other people think about them.
In a recent Entrepreneur article, writer and entrepreneur Kimanzi Constable explains how changing your mindset can help you achieve your goals.
We listen to self-limiting beliefs.
There are things each of us tells our self that holds us back. We deal with feelings and thoughts from past experiences that keep us from even getting to the place of wanting to make changes and accomplish our goals.
We tell our self we’re not smart enough, lucky enough, strong enough, good looking enough, or that we don’t have what it takes to accept success in our life.
I call B.S.
You are a special and unique entrepreneur. You are the only one of you in this world.
You may not be like another entrepreneur that you admire, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t do everything you want to do in your business.
You deserve success. You deserve to live the life you want to live.
The fear of failure and public reaction.
We’re afraid to fail, but more than that, we’re afraid to look bad. We’re terrified of others thinking of us as failures more than actually failing.
Failure is a part of a business and sometimes we need to failure.
Failure shouldn’t be an ending event. It should be an opportunity to learn and grow.
In the end, who cares what people think? Their opinion is not important in the grand scheme of things and won't put any more money in your pocket.
You can learn more about how damaging mindsets can lead you into self-sabotage over at Entrepreneur.