Learn how to break out of your can’t-do mindset to achieve big goals.
Let’s say your child comes to you and explains that he or she wants to run for class president. Would you look your little pride and joy in the eyes and say, “Don’t bother. You’re not that popular, and there are some really cool kids going for that job. There’s no chance you’ll win”?
• Allowed others to decide for you because you doubted yourself?
• Shied away from an opportunity because you questioned your ability?
• Been cynical, jealous or angry about other people’s successes?
• Wondered privately whether you’ll ever amount to anything significant?
This is a fear that I often hear when speaking to large sales teams. A salesman will stand up and say he’s “terrified of success” because he has watched peers get to top levels only to subsequently lose their titles and ranks. Now, he’s afraid the same thing will happen to him, so he sadly settles for middle-of-the-pack results and stops trying to advance.http://www.success.com/article/doubtbusters-erase-self-limiting-beliefs