Last Updated on April 13, 2017 by Marie Bautista
Have you claimed 2016 as your year yet?
Err, are you still planning to?
Three days before 2015 ended, a piece of news rocked my comfort zone.
I will be returning to my former high-stress job.
My first reaction was fear and then I started asking why.
I know. I am one of those persons who don’t take nicely to change.
Which was the same reaction I had when I got transferred from my high-stress job to the lesser-stress job four years ago.
Four years ago, my system was shocked from being busy to just kind of busy. Which made me start this blog, actually. I had too much time on my hands.
But you know, when things slowed down, I began to discover my passion.
You see, being busy with work makes you focus on just your work. Slowing down makes you discover your purpose, your reason for being, you discover that there is something you love doing.
Now that busy would claim me again, my fear is that I would forget my passion. I fear that I will forget to look beyond the seemingly ordinary to find something extraordinary. I fear that I will fail to see all of life’s beauty and possibilites. I fear that my Movie Moments will be few and far between. I fear that Mommy Unwired will be no more…
But then I realized I could try to put time on my passion (which is this blog) as I pursue my other dreams and turn them into reality.
What about you? Do you realize how close you are to turning your dreams into your reality?
If you could see how close you are to success, you’d be kicking yourself that you haven’t just reached out to grab it yet
The truth is, no matter how much you feel like a failure, success is literally waiting to flood your life.
The only thing you have to do is tear down the “Success Floodgates” holding it back.
Here are 3 “Success Floodgates” holding back your dreams:
1. Making Excuses
Successful people never makes excuses. When things go wrong, they don’t blame other people. They take responsibility for their mistakes and avoid justifying their poor choices.
They refuse to make excuses because they understand that failing is always going to happen. They understand that things are not over when failure happens – it is one step to success.
2. Fearing Failure
Failure happens, and when it does, your world should not stop revolving. Treat your failure as a step forward.
Most people experience failure and they think they are done forever. They give up, never realizing that if they tried again, they will soon achieve their goals.
Taking failure personally won’t help you grow. Stop agonizing about what’s wrong with you and focus on picking up the piece and moving forward.
3. Beating Yourself Up
Think about it. Can you imagine Steve Jobs yelling at himself, saying that he’s dumb, or lazy, or any of the other million insults people tell themselves? Of course not!
Successful people don’t beat themselves up. They understand that taking your anger out on yourself only pushes your goals farther away. They still get upset, but they channel those emotions into constructive energy. They use that energy as jet fuel to reach their goals.
The truth about success is that you’re closer than you think. Sometimes all it takes is tearing down the floodgates, so you can let your dreams pour in.
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