Taking a big step in any direction in life is quite daunting, especially if it does not fall into the usual scheme of things and support is hard to come by. Whether it is changing careers or getting married or fulfilling any dreams you might have, there are things you have to let go to move ahead. And here are those 9 things that you need to leave behind if you want to get anywhere.
Waiting for the opportune moment to come along for you to get started on a project is the biggest hurdle you can set for yourself. Any moment is a good enough moment to start out if you are actually passionate about it. For instance, why do you have to wait for January 1, or next week, or next month to start a fitness regime? Start today, now!
2. Fear Of Failure
One of the cruelest things holding us back from doing anything in life is the fear of failing in our endeavours. While we obviously listen to our brains, we have to give our hearts a chance too. If you 'know' you are going to fail, well, screw it. But if there is a chance you can make it, it is important to let go of all those fears and get started. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
More often than not, it is our comfort zone that traps us from achieving our potential. Why risk it all in a risky start-up when you have a stable career? Why waste good money travelling when you can save it up for buying a car? They say that life begins outside the comfort zone - and if you have not pushed yourself to the edge, you may never know what all you can achieve.
When you are charting unknown territories, it is natural to have doubts about everything fill your head. What if I am not good enough? What if it is all a big mistake? What if I should have opted for Plan X rather than Plan Y? While it is healthy to have a critical approach to things, giving in to nagging baseless doubts can really kill your spirit.
For some, starting something new or starting over can be more of an ego-crushing deal - because it means announcing to the world that their current situation is less than satisfactory. It might mean requesting others for help with their new path - material or intellectual. Ego is one of the most underrated demotivators when it comes to this, and is something to be shed to move ahead.
No pain, no gain, right? If you want to make a change, you are not going to get it all on a platter without rolling your sleeves up for some hard work. Luck will only get you so far; from there it's pure grit and slogging.
7. Pleasing People
If you want to do something meaningful for yourself, you have to understand that you are your number one priority. As it is, it's difficult to please everyone all the time - it gets even trickier when you are trying to take a big step in life that does not necessarily fall in with everyone's plans or ideas. You have to be a little selfish sometimes to move ahead.
If you are the type of person who finds solace in a daily routine, you will have a hard time achieving your potential. You have to let the peaceful monotony go - and be ready to shake up your everyday life, if something new and great is to be achieved.
For every person who will motivate you, you will find five others who will criticise your decision, your judgment, and your every move. As long as you can keep your mind open enough to filter it all in through a constructive manner, you can let the haters be and go ahead do your thing.
- Source : Mensxp