Most are fearful of standing up or standing out. It could of been our conservative upbringing, our moms who constantly warned us of pending danger. So we listened and behaved.
We become cautious in and of life. We take the safe route, play the percentages in our favor. For many, we follow this path our entire lives.
People don’t want to be called out on their downfalls, their shortcomings, what’s holding them back, that they could do better, or told what to do.
They would instead prefer living in a world of shelter, live in the shadows, pick money off the low hanging fruit, sleep or cheat their way to success, and not shine their light on others.
They never swing for the fences, go for that golden dream, not realizing that they have just one shot at living a life they deserve.
They don’t realize the value of taking a risk, putting themselves out there and getting noticed, making things happen.
So put on your work pants, start to think big, begin to expand the borders of living your life to its fullest potential, its maximum. Stop playing small ball.
You Wait Until You’re Asked
We all have something to offer, to provide a service, expose our potential, display a talent.
We all have something to say at a business meeting or at the dinner table, but speaking up is too uncomfortable for many.
The fear being that you’ll do or say something stupid. What if someone criticizes your opinion.
It’s just better to sit quietly and remain safe, this so you won’t get embarrassed.
If you wait to be asked to do something, the opportunity may pass and may never return.
You’re Defeated By Rejection
Regardless of how talented or smart you are, what you can’t do is bring yourself to share your potential with the world.
So instead, you decide to keep them to yourself and stew.
You then complain you’re not living out your dreams, living the life you deserve in your secret journal, as you whine.
What everyone has is at least one talent to expose, that makes them happy. So find your true gift and then bless others with it.
If you’re not at least willing to try, then you’re disrupting the universal path that’s set out for you.
You Hate Criticism
You constantly do what you’re told, because when you’re brave, any type of criticism just crushes you.
You love positive feedback, but it’s just that one biting criticism that kills your ambition.
It’s like the end of the world to you that nasty criticism, and will stop whatever you’re doing dead in your tracks.
No one’s perfect, the foundation of the world is built on mistakes.
Not everyone is going to like you or what you do, what you look like, but that doesn’t discredit your talent.
Criticism should be treated as a sign someone is paying attention, or detests what you’re doing because they envy you.
You Hide Behind Who You Are
Some don’t like the way they sound, or the way they look, so they give up and crawl back into bed.
They don’t want to show their uniqueness, but instead decides to emulate someone who dares to risk their originality.
You need to keep reminding yourself that you’re special, that you’re unique, that no one is built or looks like you, that you’re an original design.
You’ll never reach your full potential unless you allow everyone to see your true awesomeness.
The Word “No” Kills Your Motivation
Once someone says “NO” to you, which is one of the smallest words in the English dictionary, it carries a big punch.
You convince yourself that the word “no” means you’re a failure.
What hearing this word does it makes you want to give up, stop everything you’ve created in life, and go away and hide your sorry butt.
Someone said “no” to you so you must suck.
What you should be inviting is hearing as many no’s as possible, this before you hear a single yes.
That’s how life works. It means you’re on the right track. No doesn’t mean you should give up and start over again.
You Do Insignificant Things
You make yourself look busy, run around doing meaningless errands, do mediocre things like watching TV or go on Facebook.
All this to avoid what you really want or should be doing with your life, to achieve your dreams in the real world.
Then at the end of the day, you wonder why you’re depressed with anxiety.
You do nothing important to improve your life, procrastinate, so your life feels empty.
You can’t do everything at once so you need to prioritize.
You need to organize your life so you can do the most important things first, then do those painful things that you need to do, next.
No One Knows What You Do Or Who You Are
You think you’re an open forum, but instead you’re a ghost in the machine.
You share on Facebook, post amazing pictures on Instagram, publish your articles on LinkedIn.
But when it comes to telling others who you truly are, there are no words.
You assume that everyone knows what you do because no one ever asks.
That once they take a look on your Facebook or Linkedin page, they’ll know.
Well, no one cares about you.
No one is going to sniff out your fairy dust because they have their own issues.
So either you tell everyone who you are, or others will assume or gossip about you erroneously.
What you need is to tell everyone what you do, who you are.
Be true to who you represent, this by telling everyone who’s of interest what your talents are.
Everything you ever wanted in life is waiting for you, so just take action.
Realize that everyone else is dealing with their own accidents, their own misery, so they don’t have the time to notice you.
So you need to stand on your soapbox and reveal yourself, tell the world who you are, that you’ve arrived.
Stand up for yourself and be counted, and make your life worthwhile.