Success means different things to different people. For some, success is all about earning dollars. Many define success as peace of mind. Success sometimes means a healthy lifestyle. For some, success is about getting out there and proving their talent to the world. For others, success is just about being happy.
Success might mean different things. But who doesn’t want to taste success? In order to obtain success, however, we do need to cross some barriers. So, what’s the greatest barrier to success?
The biggest barrier to your success is fear. Period!
It’s the fear of failing. It’s the fear of losing money. It’s the fear of speaking in front of a large audience. It’s the fear of taking risks. It’s the fear of trying new things. Fears can be external, internal or subconscious.
Remember, every one of us has some unique characteristics of our own. That’s why no two persons can be alike. It is this uniqueness that allows us to do something great and exceptional.
Let Go of Fear
To become successful, we really need to tackle fear before it starts taking a toll on our personal and professional life. Therefore, it is vital to address those fears and get rid of them as soon as possible.
Acknowledge -> Observe -> Confront
This is in fact the most powerful formula to rid yourself of fear. First, you need to accept that you have some fears. Be ready to accept that there’s something which is preventing you from moving ahead. Next, you need to know what those fears are. Find out when those fears engulf you most. Know what kind of fears they are. Finally, you need to face them head on.
Start living in the moment, as fear is something that ‘lies in the future’. You have fears when you start thinking about what’s going to happen next. For example, when you are planning to launch a start-up, you start fearing that you will not become successful. That you’ll lose your money.
There’s no future (except to the mind).
There’s no past (except to the mind).
There’s only one moment that really matters – ‘Now’.
It’s Time to Take Action!
It’s time to stop giving in to those fears that hold you back from taking action. It’s time to experiment with your idea. Fear of failing must never be a reason not to try things.
Focus on the ‘Power of Now’. You have only one vital moment, and that is ‘Now’.
The future isn’t here yet. If you keep thinking about only failures, you’ll never be able to move ahead in life and prove yourself to the world. And even if you fail, you are simply going to learn from your experiences, which will only make you stronger and wiser.
Stand up and start taking action right away!