Can I confess something to you? I started off my entrepreneurial journey afraid of success. Yep. I’m not afraid to fail. I’m afraid to succeed. I know, I’m such a weirdo. Over time, I’ve gotten better about it and sometimes, to be honest, I’m still afraid of success. Maybe the reason is that I’m the only one in my family to have gone this far in life and I really don’t know what to do with success. And you know what? It feels lonely on the road to success sometimes. You ever feel that way?
I went into last week thinking, “You have to hit this goal on Friday. Do whatever it takes to achieve your goal. You’ve lollygagged too long already.” When Thursday came, I got real antsy because I was VERY close to hitting my goal. Then Friday came around and before I hit my original goal, I raised the bar on my capabilities. Yep. I raised the bar the same day I was going to hit my original goal. I thought I was nuts for setting my goal so high at the last minute. I told my best friends who I had already planned on going to the Rangers game with that evening that I wasn’t going to attend the game until I hit my goals. (Seriously, I don’t know what came over me to turn down a baseball game where the Rangers and Angels were playing against each other. Go ahead. Say it fellow Rangers fans, “Crazy Asian lady!”)
I actually shocked myself as soon as I heard my own words leave my mouth. I, Huong, am choosing to stay home from a free Rangers game to hit my business goals? WHAT?!
It was then at that moment that I realized how bad I wanted to succeed as an entrepreneur. I also realized that…
I had to get over myself. I had to get over what I thought about what others thought of me and my true intentions. I had to get over my mindset and push myself further than I ever imagined and you know what? Half an hour before the deadline, I hit my goals. It felt so surreal and five days later, I still feel like it didn’t happen.
You know what I really feel? It was incredible to see how much my mind and thought process had changed in just a matter of a few hours.
What you feed your mind is SO important. What you tell yourself is important. What you let yourself believe is important. What/who you watch and read determines how you think about yourself. Are you feeding yourself the negative and starving the positive? If so and your life isn’t going the way you want it to, look at which wolf you’re feeding and giving all your attention to.
Are you wasting time and delaying the life you deserve because of your lack of belief in yourself? If people are telling you that you can’t do something, you tell them thank you and prove them wrong and do it with a smile. Even if it’s your own voice, you tell it to sit down, shut up and speak life over yourself!
The master key to success is your mind(set). Renew your mind today, friends and watch what happens!