If you change your mindset, you will get to where you want to be.
The problem I’ve been facing is that as soon as I have a formula for how to complete a project, my mind goes blank. Not a meditative-state kind of blank, but a paralysis blank transpired by fear.
Maybe you’re not too different.
It’s much easier to idolize the person you want to be and know that you have the power in you to become that person than it is to actually perform.
You use the image of yourself as “successful” to keep you where you are currently at.
You’re not afraid that your idea or project won’t work out, or that it can’t come true even. You’re more concerned with it actually coming true.
Why? This will create all the hard work and effort you look to avoid.
You have all the secrets, read all the books, and yet what’s stopping you is your inability to want to perform and put forth all that energy on the daily.
You’d rather sit on the beach, create and do what’s enjoyable to you, and then have those creations pan out. Then you’ll go back to enjoying your time as you usually would, but now with a lot more money.
The thing is: that won’t work and you know it.
So how do you switch this mindset?
The exercise I’m working on represents the ideas given by Napoleon Hill and Zig Ziggler.
They both speak of planting a seed in your mind where your subconscious fully embodies the idea itself and thus you perform it.
It goes like, “I will devote ten minutes daily to demanding of myself the development of SELF-CONFIDENCE.”
That’s all it takes. A simple practice of deliberately planting in your mind the reassurance that you are able to perform will full energy, that which you desire every day.
I’ll end with a story.
Yesterday when snowboarding, I realized that I had never attempted big jumps in my life. Growing up agile and athletic, this was something I considered in myself confusing since I do enjoy jumps.
I realized that growing up, I never had the self-assurance that I could actually land one of those big jumps, and so, therefore, I never performed them.
Today, I’d like to tell you (and myself) that you can perform those big jumps and all you need to do is be willing to work hard and fall.
But first, you’ll need self-assurance.