Kevin J. Donaldson said, “Success doesn’t happen by accident. You make it happen. But before you reach that road to victory, some things about yourself have to be changed.”
To that I’ll add, success is something you plan!
My experience shows that even if you’re on that road to victory it’s often a curvy, winding road. However, and since you’re the driver, the way you drive will determine how and whether you’ll reach your destination, or not.
First thing’s first, you should know where you’re going, what’s your destination, or what do you want to achieve. My advice? Be specific! The next step on the way is planning the journey, i.e., how do you get to your destination, including the checks and balances en route. Also, the planning helps pinpoint what holds us back. Reaching this juncture, take a moment to reflect and give yourself a pat on the back. Because once identified, it’s much easier to acknowledge the setbacks. As the famous adage goes: understanding the problem is half the solution.
After years of business coaching and mentoring entrepreneurs, I have learned that setbacks are often based on fear. Although fear is not homogenous; there are different kinds of fear, we react all the same. Just because that’s how we humans are designed – to avoid danger or potentially harmful situations. When our mind interprets a situation as potentially harmful or dangerous, even if there’s no real threat, we go into a fight or flight mode.
An entrepreneurs’ journey is not an easy one, and the road to success is scarcely paved, for anyone. Having a lot at stake and often holding onto old ways, patterns, and past experiences, the fear of failure can be not only gripping but also paralyzing. Using the right tools, methods, and best practices for training the mind to overcome and let go of the fear; a good business consultant, coach, or mentor will know how to reframe past experiences, help crush the fear, work on the right attitude, and support you on the way to your desired destination.
Until next time,