Challenges to A Success Mindset!
Top Five Challenges of Creating a Success Mindset
‘Create a success mindset’ they say.
‘Just go after the things you want in life’ they say!
‘Take risks’ they say…
It’s a shame it’s not always that easy right? The road to a success mindset is one wrought with obstacles and many of these are things that nobody likes to talk about. It doesn’t fit the narrative. It’s time we addressed them…
Here are the top five challenges of creating a success mindset:
1. You Don’t Know What You Want
This is a surprisingly common issue and one that rarely gets brought up. How can you go after what makes you happy if you don’t really know what that is? How can you find a goal and stick to it when you fear commitment?
2. Having Unrealistic Goals
Or what if you know what you want in life but your goals are just too unrealistic or unattainable? What if you don’t want to start a business, travel or start a family. What if you want to be an acrobat? And you’re 60? What if everyone will laugh at you?
3. Lacking Clarity
Or how about being torn between traveling and settling down with the person you love? What if your heart is genuinely pulling you in two different directions? What if going after your dream, means saying goodbye to people you love, or turning your back on the things that made you who you are?
4. Being Honest With Yourself
Proud people and their very psychology is wired in such a way as to protect their fragile egos. They do not want to admit to their failures and do not want to feel like they are going backward. So when they realize that they are unhappy with what they have in life, it can be very hard for them to be honest and admit that – to themselves or to others!
5. Responsibility to Others
It’s easy to say that you should take a leap and apologize later but what if people are really relying on you to be mature and stable? What if your goal is to go traveling but your spouse just became incapacitated? Yes, there are ways around this too – you can explain how important this is to you and convince him to come with you. But it won’t always work. And at the end of the day, you’re regret not heeding the advise of health professionals if you spouse's travel resulted in a negative outcome.
There are answers to all these problems of course – but just know that the path isn’t as simple as some would have you believe!