Emotional Intellectual

4 Common Mental Barriers To Success

common mental barriers
Written by Don Adriano

Do you feel like success is out of your reach? And it’s something you’ll never achieve? If you think negatively like this, the truth is you probably won’t ever reach your goals and success will just pass you by. To succeed in anything, you have to stay positive and you have to have a thick skin. This means you can take criticism and turn into a way to further your success. There are four things people do that keep them from success, so if you can avoid them, you’ll be one step closer to meeting our goals. So, here are the four common mental barriers to success in life.

Not Embracing Failure

No one person is perfect, so failure is part of life. But most people allow failure to be their excuse to give up.

Don’t let failure be an excuse. Embrace it and learn from it. Failing means you’ve tried, but you went about something the wrong way.

So what do you do? You get back at it and find a new way to get things done, and you’ll eventually hit on the right way.

Have a Need to Be Liked

You can’t fear what others will think of you. If you do, you won’t take risks and you won’t try to do things that are different from the norm.

Not everyone will like you anyway, or what you create or do, so don’t spend your time worrying about others, just stay true to yourself. Give your need to be liked and you’ll be one step closer to success.

Listening to Too Many Opinions

Everyone has their own opinion, but you have to know when to take it and run with it, or go out on your own and ignore it.

Only listen to people you trust and those who are experts in their fields. When it comes to taking risks, sometimes you have to ignore all opinion and do what you feel in your gut.

Sorting out everyone’s suggestions is difficult, so if you need to close yourself off from those who are negative and too full of opinions.

Not Being Passionate

To be successful, you have to be passionate, almost obsessive about what you’re doing.If you are not ready to put yourself into your dreams 100 percent, then you can’t make it a success.

People who are passionate do not give up, because they are so focused on what they want to accomplish that it becomes one of the—if not the—most important thing in their lives.

To be successful you have to think like a successful person. You have to tear down those mental barriers and let the inspiration and drive for success take over.

About the author

Don Adriano

Founder & CEO of Freelionaire
Life Coach, Entrepreneur, Investor, Author, Speaker and Mentor

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