Answer number one to the above question is fear. Most people fear the what ifs, the unknown, therefore failure is eminent because they never even begin the race. I’ve read a lot about this and much of it makes this sound like a simple hurdle…and it is not! Overcoming fear is complicated for most folks because it’s engrained in our brains, our hearts, and every other fiber of our being.
Your level of fear is due to how you were raised, your environment, whether you’ve had a lot of support or not, your own specific personality, and so on. So, you can see that for many people the overcoming of fear would be quite difficult. The best way to start this process will depend on how much discomfort you can take at once. For myself, some things have been gradual while others I chose to dive in head first.
The best thing you can do is start, no matter what it looks like you HAVE to start! Nothing changes without a catalyst and if you’re holding on to fear that catalyst can’t work appropriately. Overcome fear and you’re halfway to a much happier life!!
Answer number two to why most people fail is not that they don’t start, they are actually quite good at starting…the problem is that they quit in the midst of things. That whole “quitters never win and winners never quite” is pretty darn accurate. Quitters hit brick walls and freak out, they don’t persist through the problems and hardships. Not sure where I heard this but I loved it; someone was referring to brick walls and said they were there to prove/ show how badly you wanted something…love it.
The way to overcome quitting is to first realize that is what you are doing. Many people don’t think they are quitting because they use supposed “logic” to walk away from something…stop convincing yourself to give up. You have to be able to power through and risk failing in order to find success. You need to know that WE ALL fail, but you can never find success without that failure, period!!!
Now, go start the process of overcoming fear and letting go of “quit”!! YOU are absolutely capable of doing whatever you want! Cheers and good luck!!