The other day someone mentioned their fear of success. And then, I read a quote by someone I’m not familiar with. And I liked it. So I wanna share it with you. Susana Martinez said, “Success, they taught me, is built on the foundation of courage, hard-work, and individual responsibility. Despite what some would have us believe, success is not built on resentment and fears.
Hmm…courage, hard work, and individual responsibility. That sounds about right. Because you gotta have all those to be a business owner or entrepreneur.
And the fear of success can only take you one direction.
Remember that line Jack Nicholson’s character said to Tom Cruise’s character in “A Few Good Men?” He sort of yelled “You can’t handle the truth!” when Tom’s character said he wanted the truth. And the reason I brought that up is up because you gotta be able to handle the truth when it comes to the success or failure of your business. Truth that can honestly answer this question:
Are you one of those people with more fear of success than failure?
I’ve seen multiple lists of why people live that way. And most of their reasons are typically either irrational or not well thought out.
But I have some ideas for why you might be afraid of success.
And there’s no single reason for everybody. But everybody falls into at least one of three categories when it comes to a lack of success in business. See if any or all three of these apply to you.
- Your mind isn’t laser focused
- You haven’t developed income producing habits
- And you don’t have a proven system you can depend on over and over
What do you think? Sound familiar? If so, give yourself a break. Just about every entrepreneur has either been there and done that, or they’re still there doing that. I know. Because I’ve been there, done that. And I help business owners, every day, as they work their way out of one or all of those problems.
What I’ve noticed is the successful ones show up every day.
With all the distractions going on in the world right now, no wonder it’s so hard to focus on good income producing habits. But that’s how you compound your problems. And fears.
So, here’s what I recommend. Don’t focus on things you can’t control. Instead, get out your roadmap. Stick to the course you’ve set for yourself. And put the pedal to the metal in your business.
Because the truth is, even right now, in this mixed up time, you can still build your own empire. Just because others let theirs crumble doesn’t mean yours will.
Just keep working on those three areas every successful business owner learns to master. Focus. Habits. And a proven system. Then, don’t fear the success you could achieve.
By the way, if you don’t already have your roadmap, my RondaReady System is already set up for you. Just in case you’d like a huge jump start. But it’s not a cheap, quick-fix. It’s a business investment. So, if you’re not Ready to invest, yet, then click or tap that link below and get my free daily emails. Then, we’ll stay in touch, And you’ll have lots of opportunities to get the System when you ARE Ready.